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The Novel after Film: Modernism and the Decline of Autonomy

Jonathan Foltz


The Novel After Film examines how literary fiction has been redefined in response to the emergence of narrative film. It charts the institutional, stylistic, and conceptual relays that linked literary and cinematic cultures, and that fundamentally changed the nature and status of storytelling in the early twentieth century. In the cinema, a generation of modernist writers found a medium whose bad form was also laced with the glamour of the popular, and whose unfamiliar visual language seemed to harbor a future for innovative writing after modernism. As The Novel After Film demonstrates, this f ... More

Keywords: Book, modernism, film, narrative, aesthetics, the novel, media studies, literary form, autonomy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190676490
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190676490.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Foltz, author
Assistant Professor, Boston University

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