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The Resource Modernism and magic : experiments with spiritualism, theosophy and the occult, Leigh Wilson

Modernism and magic : experiments with spiritualism, theosophy and the occult, Leigh Wilson

Label
Modernism and magic : experiments with spiritualism, theosophy and the occult
Title
Modernism and magic
Title remainder
experiments with spiritualism, theosophy and the occult
Statement of responsibility
Leigh Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the interplay between modernist experiment and occult discourses in the early twentieth century. While modernism's engagement with the occult has been approached by critics as the result of a loss of faith in representation, an attempt to draw on science as the primary discourse of modernity, or as an attempt to draw on a hidden history of ideas, Modernism and Magic argues that occult discourses have at their heart a magical practice which attempts to remake the relationship between world and representation. As Leigh Wilson demonstrates, the discourses of the occult are based on a magical mimesis which transforms the nature of the copy, from inert to vital, from dead to alive, from static to animated, from powerless to powerful. It is this magical mimesis that proved so attractive and productive for those early twentieth-century artists committed to remaking writing, the visual arts and film. Wilson explores the aesthetic and political implications of the relationship between magic and mimesis in the work of those writers, artists and filmmakers who were most self-consciously experimental, including James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Dziga Vertov and Sergei M. Eisenstein
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Leigh
Dewey number
809/.9112
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.M54
LC item number
W55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh critical studies in modernist culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modernism (Christian theology)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Literature, Modern
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Supernatural in motion pictures
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Literature, Modern
  • Modernism (Christian theology)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Supernatural in motion pictures
  • Moderne
  • Literatur
  • Film
  • Das Übernatürliche
  • Magie
  • Okkultismus
Label
Modernism and magic : experiments with spiritualism, theosophy and the occult, Leigh Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Copyright; CONTENTS; SERIES EDITORS' PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1. 'BUT THE FACTS OF LIFE PERSIST': MAGIC, EXPERIMENT AND THE PROBLEM OF REPRESENTING THE WORLD OTHERWISE; 2. 'AND WHAT HAS ALL THIS TO DO WITH EXPERIMENTAL WRITING?': WORDS AND GHOSTS; 3. A 'SUBTLE METAMORPHOSIS': SOUND, MIMESIS AND TRANSFORMATION; 4. 'HERE IS WHERE THE MAGIC IS': TELEPATHY AND EXPERIMENT IN FILM; 5. 'DISNEY AGAINST THE METAPHYSICALS': EISENSTEIN, POUND, ECTOPLASM AND THE POLITICS OF ANIMATION; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
828029103
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 187 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748631650
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt342n8p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828029103
Label
Modernism and magic : experiments with spiritualism, theosophy and the occult, Leigh Wilson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Copyright; CONTENTS; SERIES EDITORS' PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1. 'BUT THE FACTS OF LIFE PERSIST': MAGIC, EXPERIMENT AND THE PROBLEM OF REPRESENTING THE WORLD OTHERWISE; 2. 'AND WHAT HAS ALL THIS TO DO WITH EXPERIMENTAL WRITING?': WORDS AND GHOSTS; 3. A 'SUBTLE METAMORPHOSIS': SOUND, MIMESIS AND TRANSFORMATION; 4. 'HERE IS WHERE THE MAGIC IS': TELEPATHY AND EXPERIMENT IN FILM; 5. 'DISNEY AGAINST THE METAPHYSICALS': EISENSTEIN, POUND, ECTOPLASM AND THE POLITICS OF ANIMATION; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
828029103
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 187 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748631650
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt342n8p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828029103

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