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dc.contributor.authorVarga, Zoltan
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T16:18:25Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T16:18:25Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierONIX_20220203_9781000538403_17
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52661
dc.description.abstractDrawing on the analogy between musical meaning-making and human subjectivity, this book develops the concept of the acoustic self, exploring the ways in which musical characterization and structure are related to issues of subject-representation in the modernist English novel. The volume is framed around three musical topics—the fugue, absolute music, and Gesamtkunstwerk—arguing that these three modes of musicalization address modernist dilemmas around selfhood and identity. Varga reflects on the manifestations of the acoustic self in examples from the works of E.M. Forster, Aldous Huxley, and Virginia Woolf, and such musicians as Bach, Beethoven, Handel, and Wagner. An additional chapter on jazz and electronic music supplements these inquiries, pursuing the acoustic self beyond modernism and thereby inciting further discussion and theorization of musical intermediality, as well as recent sonic practices. Probing the analogies in the complex interrelationship between music, representation, and language in fictional texts and the nature of human subjectivity, this book will appeal to students and scholars interested in the interface of language and music, in such areas as intermediality, multimodality, literary studies, critical theory, and modernist studies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CB Language: reference & general
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics
dc.subject.otherAldous Huxley
dc.subject.otherEnglish modernist fiction
dc.subject.otherE.M. Forster
dc.subject.otherintermediality
dc.subject.otherliterary studies
dc.subject.othermodernist studies
dc.subject.othermultimodality
dc.subject.othermusicalization
dc.subject.othermusical semiotics
dc.subject.othernarrative fiction
dc.subject.othersemiotics
dc.subject.othersubjectivity
dc.subject.otherVirginia Woolf
dc.subject.otherZoltan Varga
dc.titleThe Acoustic Self in English Modernism and Beyond
dc.title.alternativeWriting Musically
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003184034
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isbn9781000538403
oapen.relation.isbn9781032025841
oapen.relation.isbn9781003184034
oapen.relation.isbn9781032025858
oapen.pages146


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