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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

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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
Language
eng
Summary
"Explores the interplay between modernist experiment and occult discourses in the early twentieth century. This study presents a new account of the relation between modernism and occult discourses. 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, Leigh Wilson argues that these discourses have at their heart a magical practice which remakes the relationship between world and representation. As Wilson demonstrates, the courses 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. Wilson explores the aesthetic and political implications of this relationship 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."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
QCL
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Wilson, Leigh
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.M54
LC item number
W55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh critical studies in modernist culture
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  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Literature, Modern
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Supernatural in motion pictures
  • Modernism (Christian theology)
Label
Modernism and magic : experiments with spiritualism, theosophy and the occult, Leigh Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-183) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'But the facts of life persist': Magic, experiment and the problem of representing the world otherwise -- 'And what has all this to do with experimental writing?': Words and ghosts -- A 'subtle metamorphosis': Sound, mimesis and transformation -- 'Here is where the magic is': Telepathy and experiment in film -- 'Disney against the metaphysicals': Eisenstein, pound, ectoplasm and the politics of animation
Control code
821262818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 187 pages
Isbn
9780748627691
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)821262818
Label
Modernism and magic : experiments with spiritualism, theosophy and the occult, Leigh Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'But the facts of life persist': Magic, experiment and the problem of representing the world otherwise -- 'And what has all this to do with experimental writing?': Words and ghosts -- A 'subtle metamorphosis': Sound, mimesis and transformation -- 'Here is where the magic is': Telepathy and experiment in film -- 'Disney against the metaphysicals': Eisenstein, pound, ectoplasm and the politics of animation
Control code
821262818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 187 pages
Isbn
9780748627691
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)821262818

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