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In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Alix Beeston


This book reappraises the connections between modernist writing and photography in the light of new work in visual culture studies that emphasizes the interplay between still and moving images. Arguing for the importance of photography to the work of four major modernist authors—Gertrude Stein, Jean Toomer, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald—it proposes a new theory of composite literary form in the first half of the twentieth century. Segmented and reiterative, composite modernist writing is shaped by the figure of the woman-in-series, whose appearances and disappearances map its connec ... More

Keywords: modernism, women in literature, literary form, twentieth-century literature, literary history, photography history, photography theory, visual culture, still–moving field, moving image studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190690168
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190690168.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alix Beeston, author
Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature, University of Cardiff, Wales