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Reading Machines in the Modernist Transatlantic: Avant-Gardes, Technology and the Everyday

Eric B. White

Abstract

Reading Machines in the Modernist Transatlantic provides a new account of aesthetic and technological innovation, from the Machine Age to the Information Age. Drawing on a wealth of archival discoveries, it argues that modernist avant-gardes used technology not only as a means of analysing culture, but as a way of feeding back into it. As well as uncovering a new invention by Mina Loy, the untold story of Bob Brown’s ‘reading machine’ and the radical technicities of African American experimentalists including Gwendolyn Bennett, Ralph Ellison and Langston Hughes, the book places avant-gardes at ... More

Keywords: Avant-Garde, modernism, society and technology, transatlantic literature, futurism, vorticism, dadaism, Harlem Renaissance, technicity, Machine Age

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474441490
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441490.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric B. White, author
Oxford Brookes University