The Cultural Transfer of Film, Radio, and Television

Thomas Jackson Rice

in Cannibal Joyce

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032191
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038810 | DOI:
The Cultural Transfer of Film, Radio, and Television

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This chapter discusses the introduction and the cultural transfer of film, radio and television which created an anxiety in Joyce' response toward sound recording wherein he saw this new communication means as a threat to the power of literature to engage its readers. In this chapter, the focus is centered on his ambivalent response to both motion pictures and radio — technologies which he likewise cannibalized to his advantage in his books Ulysses and Finnegans Wake wherein he saw both as forms of communication inferior to literature in terms of their abilities to actively engage the critical consciousness of their consumers.

Keywords: film; radio; television; Joyce; motion pictures; Ulysses; communication; Finnegans Wake

Chapter.  14513 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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