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The Emergence of Pre-Cinema

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Beschreibung

The book investigates the dispersed emergence of the new visual regime associated with nineteenth-century pre-cinematic spectacles in the literary imagination of the previous centuries. Its comparative angle ranges from the Medieval and Baroque period to the visual and stylistic experimentations of the Romantic age, in the prose of Anne Radcliffe, the experiments of Friedrich Schlegel, and in Wordsworth's Prelude. The book examines the cultural traces of the transformation of perception and representation in art, architecture, literature, and print culture, providing an indispensable background to any discussion of nineteenth-century culture at large and its striving for a figurative model of realism. Understanding the origins of nineteenth-century mimesis through an unacknowledged genealogy of visual practices helps also to redefine novel theory and points to the centrality of the new definition of 'historicism' irradiating from Jena Romanticism for the structuring of modern cultural studies.



Presents print culture and the literary imagination as an unacknowledged pre-cinematic optical toy

Offers a comprehensive and expansive discussion that stretches from Dante to William Wordsworth

Proposes a new understanding of the relationship between literature and modernity.



Autorentext

Alberto Gabriele is the author of Reading Popular Culture in Victorian Print: Belgravia and Sensationalism and the forthcoming Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity: A Global Nineteenth-Century Perspective. He is working on a project on the global circulation of print culture in the 1860s and has been, most recently, a Macgeorge fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia.



Inhalt

CONTENTS

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements


Chapter 1 Introduction: The Emergence of Precinema

Chapter 2 From Analogia Entis to the Threshold of Self-Reflexivity in the Poetry of Dante, Donne and Shakespeare

Chapter 3 The Modern(ist) Reader: Friedrich Schlegel's Fragments, the Emergence of Modern Philology and the Montage Effect of Industrial Modernity

Chapter 4 A Map to the Panorama: the Self-reflexive Construction of Sight and the Flickering Shadows of the Phantasmagoria Effect in Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho

Chapter 5 Visions of the City of London: Mechanical Eye and Poetic Transcendence in Wordsworth's PreludeBook 7


Notes

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Produktinformationen

Titel: The Emergence of Pre-Cinema
Untertitel: Print Culture and the Optical Toy of the Literary Imagination
Autor:
EAN: 9781137597700
ISBN: 978-1-137-59770-0
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 229
Gewicht: 436g
Größe: H19mm x B213mm x T153mm
Jahr: 2017
Untertitel: Englisch
Auflage: 1st ed. 2016