Another Language: Poetic Experiments in Britain and North America

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Kornelia Freitag, Katharina Vester
LIT Verlag Münster, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 306 pages
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In an age of globalization, computerization, and commodification, why read poetry? This most literary, most artificial, and least profitable genre seems ill suited to meet todays challenges. Or is it? This volume, demonstrates the opposite. Scholars and poets from five countries discuss the nature and the function of poetic experiment in our rapidly changing world.

 

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Contents

IN MEMORY
13
From ONLY MORE SO
17
From IMPLEXURES
21
Poetic Movements and Their Discontents
25
Junk DNA in Recent American Poetry
27
Susan Howes Philosophical Poetry
43
Tensions and Temptations in Contemporary American Poetry
53
Experimenting with the SelfinRelation
67
Peter Readings Collection untitled 2001
187
June Jordan the Peoples Poets and Walt Whitman
203
TRANSnationalARTS in The Progressive Dinner Party
211
Poetry
225
From THE THEORY OF SUBJECTIVITYIN MOBYDICK
227
STANDARD CANDLES
231
Subjectivity and Language
237
Denise Rileys Critique of Subjectivity
239

How Experimental Is It or When Did Modernism End? Notes on Reading American Poetry
77
Examples of Contemporary Intermedial Experiments
93
CANTERBURY TALES
111
From IMPOSSIBLE OBJECT
117
Citation Intertext and Ekphrasis in Recent Experimental Poetry
125
Embodied Thought and Linguistic Gap
149
The British Poetry Revival and the New American Poetry
161
Harryette Mullens Experiments in Transpoetry
173
Circumlocutions of the Neuter in Rosmarie Waldrop
251
Writing Another Language for Feminist Poetics
263
Experimental Poetry and the Body in Performance
275
A Thought on Marianne Moores Prudishness
285
Recipes Sexual Identity and Spinster Resistance in Gertrude Stein
289
Contributors
301
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About the author (2008)

Kornelia Freitag is chair of American studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany).

Katharina Vester teaches American studies at American University in Washington, D.C. (U.S.A.)

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