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Still Modernism: Photography, Literature, Film

Louise Hornby


Still Modernism offers a critique of the modernist imperative to embrace motion, speed, and mobility. In the context of the rise of kinetic technologies and the invention of motion pictures, the book claims that stillness is nonetheless an essential tactic of modernist innovation. More specifically, the book looks at the ways in which photographic stillness emerges as a counterpoint to motion and to film, asserting its own clear visibility against the blur of kinesis. Combining objects and methods from art history, film studies, and literary studies, Louise Hornby reveals how photographers, fi ... More

Keywords: photography, film, modernism, stillness, motion, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190661229
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190661229.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louise Hornby, author
Assistant Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles

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