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Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
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Modernist Poetry, Gender and Leisure Technologies

Machine Amusements

Authors: Goody, Alex

  • Focuses particularly on American women writers and the city of New York  
  • Studies the politics and spatiality of gender in the city 
  • Highlights the various sites where the poetry of modernist women intersects with technological inventions for amusement
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  • Due: January 12, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95961-7
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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About this book

Modernist Poetry, Gender and Leisure Technologies: Machine Amusements explores how modernist women poets were inspired by leisure technologies to write new versions of the gendered subject. Focusing on American women writers and particularly on the city of New York, the book argues that the poetry of modernist women that engages with, examines or critiques the new leisure technologies of their era is fundamentally changed by the encounter with that technology. The chapters in the book focus on shopping, advertising, dance, film, radio and phonography, on city spaces such as Coney Island, Greenwich Village and Harlem, and on poetry that embraces the linguistic and formal innovations of modernism whilst paying close attention to the embodied politics of gender. The technologized city, and the leisure cultures and media forms emerging from it, enabled modernist women writers to re-imagine forms of lyric embodiment, inspired by the impact of technology on modern ideas of selfhood and subjectivity.

About the authors

Alex Goody is Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Reviews

Modernist Poetry, Gender and Leisure Technologies: Machine Amusements is a groundbreaking study of how modernist women led the way in reconceptualising identity, pleasure and the interdependence between bodies and technologies. Covering technologies surrounding shopping, advertising, tourism, dance, film and radio, Goody demonstrates how this area of literary experimentation prefigures posthuman feminism. Interdisciplinary and trans-Atlantic in scope, blending exciting analysis of canonical and lesser known figures, this volume maps the emergence of important, new understandings of embodied states of change.” (Ann Vickery, Associate Professor of Literature and Writing, Deakin University, Australia)

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eBook 51,16 €
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 12, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95961-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 83,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: December 15, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95960-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modernist Poetry, Gender and Leisure Technologies
Book Subtitle
Machine Amusements
Authors
Series Title
Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature America, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95961-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95961-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95960-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 314
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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