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Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology, and Modernity

David Bradshaw, Laura Marcus, and Rebecca Roach


This book explores the realities, and the fantasies, of ‘movement’ and ‘motion’ in the context of the modernisms of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The volume open up the many dimensions and arenas of modernist movement and movements: spatial, geographical, and political; affective and physiological; temporal and epochal; technological, locomotive, and metropolitan; aesthetic and representational. The volume is divided into the following sections: ‘Times and Places’; ‘Horizons’; ‘Energies and Quantities’; ‘Avant-Gardes’; ‘Discourses/Voices’; ‘Motion Studies’. Individual chapters d ... More

Keywords: modernism, modernity, motion, movement, the moving image, regionalism, internationalism, transport, speed, avant-garde

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714170
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714170.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Bradshaw, editor
Professor of English Literature, Hawthornden Fellow, and Tutor in English Literature, Worcester College, Oxford

Laura Marcus, editor
Professor of English Literature, New College, Oxford

Rebecca Roach, editor
Postdoctoral Research Associate, King's College London

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1 Introduction

Laura Marcus and David Bradshaw

Times and Places

2 Placing Modernism

Andrew Thacker

3 Micromodernism

Tim Armstrong


5 Gibraltar and Beyond

Wai Chee Dimock

6 Restless Modernisms

Robert J. C. Young

Energies and Quantities

8 Numbers It Is

Steven Connor



14 Precarious Voices

Patricia Waugh

Motion Studies

15 Stillness and Altitude

Paul K. Saint-Amour

17 Perpetual Motion

Deborah Longworth