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Dynamic Form – How Intermediality Made Modernism - Cornell Scholarship Online
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Dynamic Form: How Intermediality Made Modernism

Cara L. Lewis


This book traces how intermedial experiments shape modernist texts from 1900 to 1950. Considering literature alongside painting, sculpture, photography, and film, the book examines how these arts inflect narrative movement, contribute to plot events, and configure poetry and memoir. As forms and formal theories cross from one artistic realm to another and back again, modernism shows its obsession with form—and even at times becomes a formalism itself—but as the book states, that form is far more dynamic than we have given it credit for. Form fulfills such various functions that we cannot chara ... More

Keywords: literary modernism, literature, painting, sculpture, photography, film, spatial form, pure form, formlessness, modernist form

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501749179
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501749179.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cara L. Lewis, author
Indiana University Northwest

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