Modernist Immediacy After Media StudiesIn his landmark study, A Genealogy of Modernism (1984), Michael Levenson traced the intellectual and literary travails of a "logic of immediacy" at the heart of literary modernism. Revisiting Levensonâs thesis in the wake of the revolutions in media studies and in the study of media in/of modernism, traced in such significant recent works of scholarship as Mark Gobleâs Beautiful Circuits, Mark Seltzerâs True Crime, and Mark Wollaegerâs Modernism, Media, and Propaganda, this panel asks the following questions: how can we best reframe and reexamine the modernist desire for immediacy that Levenson diagnosed thirty years ago? Knowing what we know now about the modernistsâ close intellectual and imaginative engagement with contemporary modes of mediation and the dreams behind them, how should we change our understanding of immediacy in modernity, both aesthetic and everyday?
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Conference Location: Pittsburgh, USA
Conference Starts: November 06, 2014
Conference Ends: November 09, 2014
CFP Submission Deadline: April 10, 2014
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