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by Mark Goble

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  • ISBN 0231146701
  • ISBN13 978-0231146708
  • Language English
  • Author Mark Goble
  • Publisher Columbia University Press (November 2, 2010)
  • Pages 392
  • Formats mbr docx rtf txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1534 kb
  • Size Fb2 1421 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
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Considering texts by Henry James, Gertrude Stein, James Weldon Johnson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, James Agee, and William Carlos Williams, alongside film, painting, music, and popular culture, Mark Goble explores the development of American modernism as it was shaped by its response to technology and an attempt to change how literature itself could communicate.Goble's original readings reinterpret the aesthetics of modernism in the early twentieth century, when new modes of communication made the experience of technology an occasion for profound experimentation and reflection. He follows the assimilation of such "old" media technologies as the telegraph, telephone, and phonograph and their role in inspiring fantasies of connection, which informed a commitment to the materiality of artistic mediums. Describing how relationships made possible by technology became more powerfully experienced with technology, Goble explores a modernist fetish for media that shows no signs of abating. The "mediated life" puts technology into communication with a series of shifts in how Americans conceive the mechanics and meanings of their connections to one another, and therefore to the world and to their own modernity.

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Beautiful circuits : modernism and the mediated life/Mark Goble

Beautiful circuits : modernism and the mediated life/Mark Goble. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. This book is about how modernism itself desired communication and the many forms it took, not just as a response to the power of media technologies in the twentieth century but as a way of insisting that this power was already modernism’s own.

The "mediated life" puts technology into communication with a series of shifts in how Americans conceive the mechanics and meanings of their connections to one another, and therefore to the world and to their own modernity. Mark Goble is associate professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. See all Product description.

Beautiful circuits : modernism and the mediated life/Mark Goble. Columbia University Press books are printed on permanent and durable acid-free paper. This book is printed on paper with recycled content. ISBN 978-0-231-14670-8 (cloth : alk. paper) - ISBN 978-0-231-51840-6 (e-book) 1. Mass media and literature-United States. Printed in the United States of America c 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. References to Internet Web sites (URLs) were accurate at the time of writing. Neither the author nor Columbia University Press is responsible for URLs that may have expired or changed since the manuscript was prepared.

Mark Goble revisits the aesthetics of modernism in the early twentieth century, when new modes of communication made the experience of technology an occasion for profound experimentation and reflection. Goble shows how the assimilation of such old media technologies as the telegraph, telephone, and phonograph inspired fantasies of connection that informed a commitment to the materiality of artistic mediums. Describing how relationships made possible by technology became more powerfully experienced with technology, Goble explores a modernist fetish for media that shows no signs of abating.

Mark Goble's Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life is an important examination of how new information technologies shaped modernist forms of intimacy. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text.

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Beautiful Circuits Goble Mark Wiley 9780231146708 : Mark Goble revisits the aesthetics of modernism in the early twentieth century, when new modes of communication made the experience of techn.

Book Description: Considering texts by Henry James, Gertrude Stein, James Weldon Johnson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, James Agee, and William Carlos Williams, alongside film, painting, music, and popular culture, Mark Goble explores the development of American modernism as it was shaped by its response to technology and an attempt to change how literature itself could communicate