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“Simply the Form”: Inscription, Phonography, and the Chinese Scene of Writing

Christopher Bush

in Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195393828
eISBN:
9780199866601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393828.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The second chapter turns from writing-as-image to writing-as-inscription, focusing on Victor Segalen’s Stèles (1912), a prose poem collection that formally emulates the Chinese stone monuments from ... More


The Symbolic and the Real: Phonography from Music to Sound

Christoph Cox

in Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226543031
eISBN:
9780226543208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543208.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter extends the analysis of the previous chapter, focusing on the ways that phonography challenges humanist and idealist conceptions of sonic production, meaning, and listening. Developing ... More


Foreign Music and the Emergence of Phonography

David Brackett

in Categorizing Sound: Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520248717
eISBN:
9780520965317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248717.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter two begins around 1900 with a discussion of the United States music industry in the early days of sound recording, which is examined for its impact on the categorization of popular music, and ... More


Lord, It Just Won’t Stop!: Work and Blues in the Industrial Delta

Edward P. Comentale

in Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037399
eISBN:
9780252094576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037399.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter shows that the blues performer—a persistent template for musical identity in America—has entered the modern scene only under threat of having his or her individuality destroyed, as ... More


Gurney and Sons

Hugo Bowles

in Dickens and the Stenographic Mind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829072
eISBN:
9780191872648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829072.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Dickens learned shorthand in 1828 from a manual called Brachygraphy, written by Thomas Gurney, which he memorably describes in David Copperfield as a ‘savage stenographic mystery’. This chapter ... More


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