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Modernism and the culture of celebrity

by Aaron Jaffe

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • English-speaking countries.,
  • English-speaking countries
    • Subjects:
    • English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
    • Modernism (Literature) -- English-speaking countries.,
    • Literature and society -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Literature publishing -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Authors and readers -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 20th century.,
    • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
    • Authorship -- Marketing -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Celebrities -- English-speaking countries.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-238) and index.

      StatementAaron Jaffe.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR478.M6 J34 2005
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 248 p. :
      Number of Pages248
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3306900M
      ISBN 100521843014
      LC Control Number2004051947
      OCLC/WorldCa55665594

      A wide range of scholarly work in the field is surveyed, particularly those investigating modernism within contexts of celebrity, promotional culture and : Rod Rosenquist. John Xiros Cooper's passionately argued Modernism and the Culture of Market Society his is a brilliant polemic. This is an unremittingly materialist analysis that situates modernism in relation to the complex process of economic, technological, social and political modernization that created it.'.

        As such an unusual lineage might suggest, Modernism and the Culture of Celebrity is a thoroughly engaging, often witty, and deeply perceptive study that opens new avenues of enquiry within the field of modernist studies in an imaginative and productive way." - English: The Journal of the English Association, Christoph LinderAuthor: Aaron Jaffe. Alexandra Harris on Modernism. Modernism is about form more than content, says the scholar of English literature. and how the texture of the literary culture came into being. Five Books aims to keep its book recommendations and interviews up to date.

        I just finished reading this excellent book, went searching for reviews, and found this page. Modernism Is the Literary Celebrity is primarily a strong and convincing argument that modernist styles and personas developed in a manner similar to celebrity. It is quite enjoyable to read, balancing its nods to previous theory and criticism with impressive textual analysis and witty factoids. As the first book to read modernism and celebrity in the context of the crises of individual agency occasioned by the emergence of mass-mediated culture, "Modernist Star Maps" argues that the relationship between modernism and the popular is unthinkable without celebrity.


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In this book, Aaron Jaffe investigates the relationship between two phenomena that arrived on the historical stage in the first decades of the twentieth century: modernist literature and celebrity by: “Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity is an important book, in which Jonathan Goldman makes a strong case for the position taken in the book’s title, supporting it with elegant readings of texts by an interesting range of modernists.

It is well informed, clearly written, and very persuasive—a real contribution to modernist studies.”. In this book, Aaron Jaffe investigates the relationship between two phenomena that arrived on the historical stage in the first decades of the twentieth century: modernist literature and celebrity culture.

Jaffe systematically traces and theorises the deeper dependencies between these two influential forms of cultural value. He examines the paradox that modernist authors, while rejecting. As the first book to read modernism and celebrity in the context of the crises of individual agency occasioned by the emergence of mass-mediated culture, Modernist Star Maps argues that the relationship between modernism and the popular is unthinkable without celebrity.

Moreover, celebrity's strange evolution during the twentieth century is Manufacturer: Routledge. Get this from a library. Modernism and the culture of celebrity. [Aaron Jaffe] -- "Aaron Jaffe investigates the relationship between two phenomena that arrived on the historical stage in the first decades of the twentieth century: modernist literature and modern celebrity culture.

Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity. In this Book. Additional Information. modernist authors were creating works that defined high culture in our society and set aesthetics apart from the middle- and low-brow culture in which celebrity supposedly resides.

To challenge this ingrained dichotomy between modernism and celebrity, Jonathan Cited by:   In addition, Jaffe's perception of "the modernist and the popular partaking in a continuous logic" () misses out the whole realm of the middlebrow. Admittedly, most other studies of modernism and popular culture ignore the middlebrow, but it seems a particularly odd Author: Faye Hammill.

The result is a compelling study of modernism as itself a part of celebrity culture: an elegant thesis that dares us to move beyond the tired dialectics of high and low art.

This book makes an important contribution to the New Modernist Studies while simultaneously challenging us to rethink the phantom concept of modernism itself.'.

Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity Book Description: The phenomenon of celebrity burst upon the world scene about a century ago, as movies and modern media brought exceptional, larger-than-life personalities before the masses.

MODERNISM AND THE CULTURE OF CELEBRITY AaronJaffeinvestigatestherelationshipbetweentwophenomenathat arrivedonthehistoricalstageinthefirstdecadesofthetwentiethCited by: Aaron Jaffe's Modernism and the Culture of Celebrity () concentrates on T.

Eliot, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and Wyndham Lewis, though it does include illuminating discussion of women modernists, arguing that they were ill-served by modernist modes of self-fashioning and publicity.

As the first book to read modernism and celebrity in the context of the crises of individual agency occasioned by the emergence of mass-mediated culture, Modernist Star Maps argues that the relationship between modernism and the popular is unthinkable without by: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Introduction / Jonathan Goldman and Aaron Jaffe --Celebrity cent Dorian Gray: Oscar Wilde's proto-picture of modernist celebrity / Lois Cucullu --Orlando Pimpernel / Aaron Jaffe --Imposture in The great Gatsby --Allan Hepburn --There has been.

Bringing together Canadian, American, and British scholars, this volume explores the relationship between modernism and modern celebrity culture. In support of the collection's thesis that modern celebrity and modernism are mutually determining phenomena, the contributors take on a range of transatlantic figures.

In this book, Aaron Jaffe investigates the relationship between two phenomena that arrived on the historical stage in the early twentieth century: modernist literature and celebrity culture. Jaffe uses substantial archival research to show how literary fame was made by exploiting the very market forces that modernists claimed to : Aaron Jaffe.

The Culture of Celebrity The nature of fame has changed in modern times, and celebrities, and their fans, are diminished by the process. By Jill Neimark, published May 1, - last reviewed on. the work of modernism in an age of celebrity Although Marilyn Monroe and James Joyce never met in person, they met each other and posterity in one of Monroe’s publicity photos: Monroe pictured reading Joyce (see Figure 1).

2 Each cultural entity – the celebrity and the modernist – assumes its characteristic form as cultural capital. Modernism and the Culture of Celebrity. Find This Publication Online "Modernism and the Culture of Celebrity" on Amazon. Aaron Jaffe. Bourdieu, Pierre, The Field of Cultural Production: Essays on Art and Literature, trans.

by Randal Johnson (New York: Columbia UP, ) Cooper, John Xiros, Modernism and the Culture of Market Society (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, ) Jaillant, Lise, ed., Publishing Modernist Fiction and Poetry (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, ) Nash, Andrew, ‘Sifting Out “Rubbish” in the.

In Modernism’s Print Cultures, we show how the scholarship of the last twenty years or so has recreated a detailed picture of the rich and varied world of print culture which was modernism’s milieu, from Ezra Pound’s trenchant ‘Studies in Contemporary Mentality’ for the New Age in (which Bob Scholes and Cliff Wulfman have.

Brown tells us that “in recent years, the study of celebrity has emerged as a disciplinary field” and both she and Leick note several compelling works in modernist studies that have made themselves a part of it—Aaron Jaffe, Modernism and the Culture of Celebrity (); Faye Hammill, Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars Author: Michael Newbury.He investigates how celebrity and modernism intertwine in the work of two less obvious modernist subjects, Jean Rhys and John Dos Passos.

Turning previous criticism on its head, Goldman demonstrates that the authorial self-fashioning particular to modernism and generated by modernist technique helps create celebrity as we now know it.

Introduction: Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity Critical Problem Solving: Modernism and Popular Culture The Field of Modernism and the Culture of Celebrity Considering Celebrity Why Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity 1. Oscar Wilde, Fashioning Fame Copying Oneself Judging By Appearances in Dorian Gray The Tragic Commodity4/5(4).