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Victorian Soundscapes

John M. Picker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book shows how, in more ways than one, Victorians were hearing things. The chapters cover the railway that tore with a shriek, roar, and rattle through an eminent novelist's city and ... More


Epilogue: Radio-Free Middlemarch

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

This thought experiment attempts to liberate Middlemarch from a predictable place in the novelistic culture of gossip, mobilizing the question of anachronism to locate the novel on the threshold of ... More


The Rise of the Studios and the Coming of Sound

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the rise of the Hollywood studios and advent of sound technology. The Hollywood Studio System would properly take hold by 1930 once five companies — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, RKO, ... More


His Master's Voice and Joyce

Thomas Jackson Rice

in Cannibal Joyce

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032191
eISBN:
9780813038810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032191.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the impact of the emergent forces in contemporary popular culture that have a direct influence on Joyce' conception of artistic creativity and explorations of the possibilities ... More


Animating the Audience: Singalong Films in Britain in the 1920s

Malcolm Cook

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter examines the brief but vigorous popularity of singalong films in Britain in the mid-1920s. This alternate sonic practice utilized an animated “bouncing ball” or similar device to ... More


Archiving America

Jennifer Fleeger

in Sounding American: Hollywood, Opera, and Jazz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199366484
eISBN:
9780199366514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366484.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The first chapter tells the story of Hollywood’s mobilization of the jazz-opera by examining film adaptations of two works: the 1892 opera I Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo and “Yamekraw: A Negro ... More


Discourses of Recorded Sound: Technologies, Production, Listening, and Conceptualization

Mads Walther-Hansen

in Making Sense of Recordings: How Cognitive Processing of Recorded Sound Works

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197533901
eISBN:
9780197533949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197533901.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

The chapter looks at descriptions of sound across texts and across historical contexts. Starting from the invention of the phonograph through multitrack recording to digital audio, the chapter ... More


Dubbing in the early 1930s: An improbable policy

Charles O’brien

in The Translation of Films, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266434
eISBN:
9780191884191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266434.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter uses the case of dubbing practices in the early 1930s to consider the possibility that the impact of screen translation techniques on film aesthetics is more significant than has been ... More


Introduction: the Sonic Cultures of Modernity

Sam Halliday

in Sonic Modernity: Representing Sound in Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748627615
eISBN:
9780748689156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627615.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Introduction provides a preliminary survey of ways in sound is represented in modernist literature, and other arts, and also surveys major theorisations of the ‘modernity’ of modern sound. ... More


Elaborate Chaos: Altman and Overlapping Dialogue

Mark Minett

in Robert Altman and the Elaboration of Hollywood Storytelling

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197523827
eISBN:
9780197523865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197523827.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 demonstrates that standard accounts mischaracterize Altman’s use of overlapping dialogue, his signature sound technique, and presents a history of formal elaboration intertwined with ... More


Sound And Social Life

Sam Halliday

in Sonic Modernity: Representing Sound in Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748627615
eISBN:
9780748689156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627615.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter shows how sound articulates the social, in the latter’s myriad forms, by both facilitating and expressing concrete forms of social interaction. The chapter begins with an extended ... More


History, noise, violence: Christian Marclay’s Guitar Drag

Ming-Yuen S. Ma

in There is no soundtrack: Rethinking art, media, and the audio-visual contract

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526142122
eISBN:
9781526155535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526142139.00009
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter both points to the limitation of the human voice in communicating the horrors of racialized violence, and suggests an acoustic model of thinking about history. In an in-depth examination ... More


Across the Waves: How the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio

Derek W. Vaillant

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041419
eISBN:
9780252050015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041419.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a history of U.S.–French radio broadcasting in the twentieth century. Decades before satellite TV and the Internet, America and France interconnected regularly and instantaneously on a ... More


Currents of Consciousness; or, my mother is a graphophone

Julian Murphet

in Faulkner's Media Romance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190664244
eISBN:
9780190664275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664244.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the acoustical dynamics of the novels Sanctuary and As I Lay Dying (with an extended glance at Light in August) to demonstrate how intimately attuned Faulkner’s verbal art was ... More


Modernising Music

Sam Halliday

in Sonic Modernity: Representing Sound in Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748627615
eISBN:
9780748689156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627615.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter surveys major developments in the history and theorisation of music across the first half of the twentieth century. Schoenberg’s interpretation of musical dissonance facilitates ... More


The Sound of Embodied Security: Imaginary Landscapes of Ambient Music

Paul Roquet

in Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter 2 presents an aesthetic history of how ambient music has sought to enable feelings of ontological security by indirectly situating the self against imaginary acoustic horizons. Roquet traces ... More


Woody’s Spanish ‘Double’: Vocal Performance, Ventriloquism, and the Sound of Dubbing

Tom Whittaker

in Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190261122
eISBN:
9780190261153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261122.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter addresses Woody Allen’s approach to vocal performance as a means of providing a broader meditation on the ventriloquism of the dubbed voice in film by examining the relationship between ... More


Sonic Modernity: Representing Sound in Literature, Culture and the Arts

Sam Halliday

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748627615
eISBN:
9780748689156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627615.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This study reveals the many roles and forms of sound in modernism. Drawing on a wealth of texts and thinkers, the book shows the distinctive nature of sonic cultures in modernity. Arguing that these ... More


Performance and gesture as crisis in La aldea maldita/The Cursed Village (Florián Rey, 1930)

Sarah Wright

in Performance and Spanish Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719097720
eISBN:
9781526121172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097720.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Through a close analysis of the 1930 version of La aldea maldita, this chapter reflects on the influences ushered in by Spain’s embrace of modernity. Touted as ‘Spain’s last silent film’ as well as ... More


The quintessence of British horror radio: Appointment with Fear

Richard J. Hand

in Listen in terror: British horror radio from the advent of broadcasting to the digital age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719081484
eISBN:
9781781707265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081484.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Looking at the power of sound and its place in horror culture, including references to sound in classic horror and Gothic fiction. Also features studies of early examples of horror radio.


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