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Author Australasian Association for Literature. Conference (7th : 2013 : University of New South Wales)

Title Sounding modernism : rhythm and sonic mediation in modern literature and film / edited by Julian Murphet, Helen Groth and Penelope Hone
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 254 pages)
Contents On not listening to modernism / Julian Murphet -- Advocating auricularisation : Virginia Woolf's "In the orchard" / Tom Vandevelde -- Bottled bands : automatic music and American media publics / Lisa Gitelman -- How to listen to Joyce : gramophones, voice and the limits of mediation / Helen Groth -- Sounding region, writing accent : A.G. Street and the BBC / Debra Rae Cohen -- Partial to opera : sounding Willa Cather's empty rooms / John Plotz -- Elliptical sound : audibility and the space of reading / Julie Beth Napolin -- Harsh sounds : George Gissing's penetrating literary voice / Penelope Hone -- Body and soul : modernism, metaphysics, rhyme / Sean Pryor -- Listening to the late cantos / Kristin Grogan -- The rhythms of character in Katherine Mansfield's "Miss Brill" / Helen Rydstrand -- The rhythm of the rails : sound and locomotion / Laura Marcus -- Two-step, nerve-tap, tanglefoot : tapdance typologies in cinema / Steven connor
Summary This volume brings together a range of essays by eminent and emergent scholars working at the intersection of modern literary, cinema and sound studies. The individual studies ask what specific sonorous qualities are capable of being registered by different modern media, and how sonic transpositions and transferences across media affect the ways in which human subjects attend to modern soundscapes. Script, groove, electrical current, magnetic imprint, phonographic vibration: as the contributors show, sound traverses these and other material platforms to become an insistent ground-note of modern aesthetics, one not yet adequately integrated into critical accounts of the period. This collection also provides a commanding and wide-ranging investigation of the conditions under which modernists tapped technically into the rhythms, echoes and sonic architectures of their worlds
Notes Papers originally presented at the conference Modern Soundscapes, held at the University of New South Wales in 2013
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Sound (Philosophy) -- Congresses.
Sound in literature -- Congresses.
Sound in motion pictures -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Groth, Helen, editor
Hone, Penelope, editor
Murphet, Julian, editor
ISBN 1474416373 (electronic bk.)
9781474416375 (electronic bk.)