Radio’s vernacular modernism: the schedule as modernist text

Lacey, Kate (2018) Radio’s vernacular modernism: the schedule as modernist text. Media History, 24 (2). pp. 166-179. ISSN 1368-8804

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This article explores the modernism of pre-war radio in terms of the framing device of the schedule, rather than exceptional texts or ‘features’. It suggests the flow of broadcasting could be experienced as a montage of remediations that invited reflexive engagement with the conditions and contradictions of modernity. The schedule thus appears not only as a site for the mediation of modern experience and a new sensorium, but as a modernist text in its own right that produced, and was expressive of, a pervasive and insistent vernacular modernism.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Vernacular Modernism, Radio, Media History, Broadcasting, Modernity, BBC
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Research Centres and Groups: Public Culture Hub
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and communications > HE7601 Telecommunication industry. Telegraph > HE8689 Radio and television broadcasting
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology > HM1176 Social influence. Social pressure > HM1181 Attitude > HM1206 Communication. Mass media
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general > NX0440 History of the arts > NX0456 20th century. General works > NX0456.5 Special aspects or movements, A-Z > NX0456.5.M64 Modernism
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0087 Communication. Mass media
Depositing User: Kate Lacey
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 09:58
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2020 13:48

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