Literary Modernism And Photography by Paul HansomLiterary Modernism And Photography by Paul Hansom

Literary Modernism And Photography

EditorPaul Hansom

Hardcover | December 1, 2002

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The developments in narrative experimentation that marked the modernist period in Europe and the United States provide an interesting crossroads with the development of visual representation during the same time. In this collection of fourteen original essays, scholars from a variety of disciplines explore the ways in which the photograph became a vital emblem of the transformative processes of modernism, offering a new aesthetic and psychological model for the new zeitgeist. The interdisciplinary methodology of Literary Modernism and Photography melds literary, cultural, and photographic theories to offer a challenging literary framework for this period. The essays address the problems surrounding the photograph's ostensible "factuality"-its presumed ability to represent the real world-and suggest the difficulties inherent in aestheticizing the real into fictive forms, while also examining how the photograph shaped and reflected the new, modern artistic self-consciousness of figures such as Alfred Stieglitz, Vanessa Bell, and Willa Cather. If literary modernism heralded a re-visioning of the world, then the photograph was the concrete rendering of this new vision.
Title:Literary Modernism And PhotographyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.48 × 6.38 × 1.06 inPublished:December 1, 2002Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275971309

ISBN - 13:9780275971304

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?Although literary modernism is famously associated with probing interiority while photography is two dimensional, the two moved into prominence concurrently, intersecting in ways that these essays explore. The volume considers documentary uses of the image; the relation between photographers' aesthetics and their deployment of images; photography as a literary trope; and the transition into postmodernism.?-American Literature