Mark Goble's Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life PDF

By Mark Goble

ISBN-10: 0231146701

ISBN-13: 9780231146708

Mark Goble revisits the aesthetics of modernism within the early 20th century, while new modes of conversation made the event of expertise an get together for profound experimentation and mirrored image. Goble indicates how the assimilation of such "old" media applied sciences because the telegraph, cellphone, and phonograph encouraged fantasies of connection that expert a dedication to the materiality of creative mediums. Describing how relationships made attainable by expertise turned extra powerfully skilled with know-how, Goble explores a modernist fetish for media that exhibits no indicators of abating. The "mediated existence" places expertise into communique with a chain of shifts in how americans conceived the mechanics and meanings in their connections to each other, to the realm, and to their very own modernity. contemplating texts through Henry James, Gertrude Stein, James Weldon Johnson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, James Agee, and William Carlos Williams, along movie, portray, tune, and pop culture, Beautiful Circuits explores American modernism because it used to be formed by means of a reaction to excessive know-how and an try to switch how literature itself may possibly communicate.

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