Broadcasting in the Modernist Era
The era of literary Modernism coincided with a dramaticexpansion of broadcast media throughout Europe that challenged avant-gardewriters with new modes of writing and provided them with a new global audiencefor their work. Historicizing these developments and drawing on new archivalresearch - including from the BBC archives and other important collections - Broadcasting in the Modernist Eraexplores the ways in which canonical Modernist writers engaged with the newmedia of Radio and Television. Beginning with an overview of the development ofbroadcasting technologies in inter-war Europe, the book goes on to consider theradio writing and broadcasts of such writers as Virginia Woolf, Ezra Pound,George Orwell, Jean-Paul Sartre and Gertrude Stein. With chapters written byleading international scholars, the book's archive-based approach opens up newavenues for our understanding of Modernist literature in the mass-media age.
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