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288 Pages | 9 b+w illustrations

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474424776


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Hieroglyphic Modernisms

Writing and New Media in the Twentieth Century

Jesse Schotter

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Argues for the connections among discourses about film, phonography, digital media, and literature in the twentieth century through the recurrent invocations of hieroglyphs
  • Shows how novelists and film theorists in the modernist period defined their respective media in relation to each other
  • Shifts the focus in accounts of visual languages in modernism from China, poetry, and the avant-garde to Egypt, narrative, and film
  • Establishes a dialogue between Egyptian writers of the 1920s and 30s and canonical British modernists
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