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Broadcasting Modernism

Debra Rae Cohen, Michael Coyle, and Jane Lewty


It has long been accepted that film helped shape the Modernist novel and that Modernist poetry would be inconceivable without the typewriter. Yet radio, a key influence on Modernist literature, remains the invisible medium. The contributors to this book argue that radio led to changes in textual and generic forms. Modernist authors embraced the emerging medium, creating texts that were to be heard but not read, incorporating the device into their stories, and using it to publicize their work. They saw in radio the same spirit of experimentation that animated Modernism itself. Because early bro ... More

Keywords: radio, Modernist literature, broadcasts, Modernist authors, generic forms, experimentation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033495
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033495.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Debra Rae Cohen, editor
University of South Carolina

Michael Coyle, editor

Jane Lewty, editor

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