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Cinema and the Imagination in Katherine Mansfield's Writing

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In this engaging new study, Maurizio Ascari reassesses Katherine Mansfield's literary career through the critical lens of silent film, showing how the author's imagination developed in a cultural climate which was informed by interart exchanges. In London Mansfield came in touch not only with avant-garde movements, but with the new medium of cinema, which exerted a deep fascination on her. Cinema helped Mansfield achieve a new form pivoting on impersonality and empathy, and, together with stories in which cinema is openly thematised, she wrote others which reveal a cinematic dimension in terms of narrative techniques. This critical work reassesses Mansfield's texts by contextualising them both within the journals where they first appeared and against the background of contemporary discourses on cinema. While exploring a single case study, Cinema and the Imagination in Katherine Mansfield's Writing also discusses the intermedia exchanges in which modernism at large is rooted.

About the Author

Maurizio Ascari is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Bologna, Italy. His previous publications include A Counter-History of Crime Fiction (2007) and Literature of the Global Age (2011). He has also edited and translated works by Katherine Mansfield, Henry James and William Faulkner.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Mansfield, Silent Film and Post-Impressionism

2. Beyond Impressionist Subjectivity

3. Ideological Stances and Aesthetic Concerns

4. Mansfield's Post-war Reappraisal of Cinema

5. Sensory Deprivation and Inner Probing

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137400352
Author:
Ascari, Maurizio
Publisher:
Palgrave Pivot
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
European/English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.43 in 1 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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