Media, and Propaganda
Though often defined as having opposite aims, means, and effects, modernism and modern propaganda developed at the same time and influenced each other in surprising ways. The professional propagandist emerged as one kind of information specialist, the modernist writer as another. Britain was particularly important to this double history. By secretly hiring well-known writers and intellectuals to write for the government and by exploiting their control of new global information systems, the British in World War I invented a new template for the manipulation of information that remains with us to this day. Making a persuasive case for the importance of understanding modernism in the context of the history of modern propaganda, Modernism, Media, and Propaganda also helps explain the origins of today's highly propagandized world.
Modernism, Media, and Propaganda integrates new archival research with fresh interpretations of British fiction and film to provide a comprehensive cultural history of the relationship between modernism and propaganda in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century. From works by Joseph Conrad to propaganda films by Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles, Mark Wollaeger traces the transition from literary to cinematic propaganda while offering compelling close readings of major fiction by Virginia Woolf, Ford Madox Ford, and James Joyce.
"Highly recommended. . . . [This] book is well planned, carefully constructed, and assiduously substantiated."-D. G. Izzo, Choice
"Wollaeger gives [the debate about art's relationship to propaganda] new purchase by stressing the emergence of modern propaganda . . . and by showing how the last century's propaganda outlets served as both a testing ground and a charger, a model, and a spur, for modernist innovation. . . . Modernism can help us resist propaganda today, Wollaeger suggests smartly, not because it has always kept its distance but because, from the beginning, it absorbed propaganda's tricks."-Rebecca L. Walkowitz, Modernism/Modernity
"Mark Wollaeger's sophisticated new book adds to the recent reshaping of our understanding of modernist-period media culture. . . . While one would expect such tours de force from Wollaeger, who is known for his work on Conrad and Joyce, it is his chapter on Ford Madox Ford that proves to be the volume's intellectual center."-Debra Rae Cohen, Clio
"While many critical studies of British literary modernism promise to reveal new ways to contextualize modernism, few deliver with such accomplished originality as Mark Wollaeger's Modernism, Media, and Propaganda. . . . Wollaeger's book is a model of exemplary scholarship that . . . aptly speaks to our historical moment."-Lissa Schneider, James Joyce Literary Supplement
"Mark Wollaeger's Modernism, Media, and Propaganda: British Narrative from 1900 to 1945 is written in an approachable style with an engaging and often amusing personal voice. . . . This is a book in which the historical contextualising so in trend at the present time is allowed to sit comfortably and rewardingly beside more 'traditional' close readings of canonical works."-Ayako Yoshino, Studies in English Literature-English Literary Society of Japangood deeds list for advent christopher columbus good deeds kevin hart good deeds good deeds soundtrack songs benefits of doing good deeds good and bad deeds no good deeds movie times tyler perry good deeds download holiday good deeds watch good deeds movie online children doing good deeds good deeds movie free online god sees your good deeds not so good deeds good deeds tyler perry release date tyler perry good deeds megashare good deeds wireless are trust deeds a good idea good deeds examples for kids good deeds soundtrack download tyler perry good deeds movie poster 100 good deeds show download good deeds list of good deeds to do for others chick fil a good deeds trailer no good deeds good deeds website good deeds scholarship 2014 abraham lincoln good deeds no good deeds movie poster all good deeds movie doing good deeds collage good deeds done without kindness comerical with people singing and good deeds quotes about people who brag about good deeds lacey chabert strip 10 good deeds lucifer quote doing good deeds [https://www.npr.org/2013/09/26/226498513/putting-good-deeds-in-headlines-may-not-be-so-good] can you sleepwalk and do good deeds if you are forced to do bad in your waking life __ “good deeds” is a major theme good deeds celebrities do one sin and a hundred good deeds choir how to do good deeds in islam good deeds bye people the sims 4 doing good deeds for others show kid turns into dog good deeds good deeds gone wrong what actions counted as good deeds in everyman let us spur one another on toward love and good deeds. dalai lama good deeds for others broadway show where boy gets accolades for doing good deeds thanksgiving good deeds good people dirty deeds nazi bible verse doing good deeds word for does good deeds quote punishment for good deeds clifford's good deeds [book] good deeds of kane of old guy baka drunken irish soccer fans who rampaged all over france doing good deeds moral orel god doesn't like it when you brag about good deeds does god notice good deeds ledger of good deeds be careful to engage in good deeds good deeds feedback good deeds wall classroom