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Wireless Dada : telegraphic poetics in the avant-garde / Kurt Beals.

By: Beals, Kurt [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2020Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780810141070; 0810141078.Subject(s): Telegraph in literature | Dadaism -- Germany | Dadaist poetry -- History and criticism | Dadaist literature, German -- History and criticismDDC classification: 831.91209116 LOC classification: PT553 | .B39 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Dada Dots and Dashes: Poetry in the Age of the Telegraph -- Telegraphic Traditions: Telegrammstil and Telegraphie Sans Fil -- Simultaneous Signals: "L'Amiral" and His Allies -- Wireless Waves: Channeling "Karawane" -- Ciphers and Codes: Raoul Hausmann's Cryptopoetics -- Dada Goes Global: Consequences and Conclusions.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Dada Dots and Dashes: Poetry in the Age of the Telegraph -- Telegraphic Traditions: Telegrammstil and Telegraphie Sans Fil -- Simultaneous Signals: "L'Amiral" and His Allies -- Wireless Waves: Channeling "Karawane" -- Ciphers and Codes: Raoul Hausmann's Cryptopoetics -- Dada Goes Global: Consequences and Conclusions.

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Beals (German, Washington Univ., St. Louis) assesses the relationship between the history of the telegraph (and wireless) and the Dada movement. With special focus on the writings (poetic and/or theoretical) of Raoul Hausmann, Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Friedrich Kittler, F. T. Martinetti, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, and Richard Huelsenbeck--and acknowledging responses to WW I--Beals argues that the issues of the relationship between language and machines permeate the poetics, performance, and print dissemination of the Dada writers. Telegraphic poetics addresses the stuff of non- or low-level semantic communication, be it electronic or in print, and how it relates to the cultural product. Beals enriches this examination of the history of the telegraph (and related inventions) by looking at how creative artists perceived the new technology. Technological media pervaded both the literary movement and the era in which it is embedded. Consequently, Beals explores connections to spiritualism, psychology, and linguistics and discusses German language works in their European context, in particular their look to the New World and colonial Africa. In its broadest implications, this study extends beyond literary history to communication and information studies. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty. --John M. Jeep, Miami University

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