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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
Title variation
Modernism & Magic
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 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
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Wilson, Leigh
Dewey number
809/.9337
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.M54
LC item number
W55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Christian theology)
  • Supernatural in motion pictures
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Literature, Modern
Label
Modernism and magic : experiments with spiritualism, theosophy and the occult, Leigh Wilson
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
CR9780748631650
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748631650
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Modernism and magic : experiments with spiritualism, theosophy and the occult, Leigh Wilson
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
CR9780748631650
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748631650
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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