The Resource Eardrums : literary modernism as sonic warfare, Tyler Whitney

Eardrums : literary modernism as sonic warfare, Tyler Whitney

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Eardrums : literary modernism as sonic warfare
Title
Eardrums
Title remainder
literary modernism as sonic warfare
Statement of responsibility
Tyler Whitney
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this innovative study, Tyler Whitney demonstrates how a transformation and militarization of the civilian soundscape in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries left indelible traces on the literature that defined the period. Both formally and thematically, the modernist aesthetics of Franz Kafka, Robert Musil, Detlev von Liliencron, and Peter Altenberg drew on this blurring of martial and civilian soundscapes in traumatic and performative repetitions of war. At the same time, Richard Huelsenbeck assaulted audiences in Zurich with his "sound poems," which combined references to World War I, colonialism, and violent encounters in urban spaces with nonsensical utterances and linguistic detritus--all accompanied by the relentless beating of a drum on the stage of the Cabaret Voltaire. "Eardrums" is the first book-length study to explore the relationship between acoustical modernity and German modernism, charting a literary and cultural history written in and around the eardrum. The result is not only a new way of understanding the sonic impulses behind key literary texts from the period. It also outlines an entirely new approach to the study of literature as as the interaction of text and sonic practice, voice and noise, which will be of interest to scholars across literary studies, media theory, sound studies, and the history of science"--Provided by publisher
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NhCcYBP
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Whitney, Tyler
Dewey number
830.936
Index
index present
LC call number
PT395
LC item number
.W48 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • German literature
  • German literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Sound in literature
Label
Eardrums : literary modernism as sonic warfare, Tyler Whitney
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/umanitoba/detail.action?docID=5770485
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Writing sound across the modernist divide: phonography, acoustical embodiment, and the tympanic regime -- Liliencron, captain of the nineteenth century: naturalism as martial phonography -- Bringing the war home: tympanic transductions from the battlefield to Fin-de-siecle Vienna -- Drumming literature into the ground: Dada's tympanic regime -- Toward a modernist ear: Robert Musil and the poetics of acoustic space -- Into the inaudible: sound and imperception in Kafka's late writings -- Conclusion: Nazi soundscapes and their reverberation in postwar culture
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810140233
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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(NhCcYBP)40029245160
Label
Eardrums : literary modernism as sonic warfare, Tyler Whitney
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/umanitoba/detail.action?docID=5770485
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Writing sound across the modernist divide: phonography, acoustical embodiment, and the tympanic regime -- Liliencron, captain of the nineteenth century: naturalism as martial phonography -- Bringing the war home: tympanic transductions from the battlefield to Fin-de-siecle Vienna -- Drumming literature into the ground: Dada's tympanic regime -- Toward a modernist ear: Robert Musil and the poetics of acoustic space -- Into the inaudible: sound and imperception in Kafka's late writings -- Conclusion: Nazi soundscapes and their reverberation in postwar culture
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810140233
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40029245160

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