The form, lineation, and prosody of postmodern poems are extravagantly artistic, imbuing either shape and content material with that means. via a survey of yankee poetry and poetics from the tip of global warfare II to the current, Michael Golston lines the proliferation of those experiments to a transforming into fascination with allegory in philosophy, linguistics, severe thought, and aesthetics, introducing new innovations for interpreting American poetry whereas embedding its formal strategies in the background of highbrow thought.
Beginning with Walter Benjamin's particular knowing of Surrealism as an allegorical paintings, Golston defines a unique engagement with allegory between philosophers, theorists, and critics from 1950 to this day. studying Fredric Jameson, Angus Fletcher, Roland Barthes, and Craig Owens, and dealing with the semiotics of Charles Sanders Pierce, Golston develops a conception of allegory he then applies to the poems of Louis Zukofsky and Lorine Niedecker, who, he argues, wrote in accordance with the Surrealists; the poems of John Ashbery and Clark Coolidge, who integrated formal points of filmmaking and images into their paintings; the groundbreaking configurations of P. Inman, Lyn Hejinian, Myung Mi Kim, and the Language poets; Susan Howe's "Pierce-Arrow," which he submits to semiotic research; and the ideas of Craig Dworkin and the conceptualists. Revitalizing what many deliberate to be a staid rhetorical trope, Golston positions allegory as an inventive catalyst at the back of American poetry's postwar avant-garde achievements.
By Takayoshi Ichiro
Ichiro Takayoshi's publication argues that global battle II remodeled American literary tradition. From the mid-1930s to the yank access into global struggle II in 1941, pre-eminent figures from Ernest Hemingway to Reinhold Neibuhr replied to the flip of the public's curiosity from the commercial melancholy at domestic to the risk of totalitarian structures out of the country by way of generating novels, brief tales, performs, poems, and cultural feedback during which they prophesied the arriving of a moment global battle and explored how the US may perhaps organize for it. the range of competing solutions provided a wealthy legacy of idioms, symbols, and traditional arguments that have been destined to license America's merchandising of its values and pursuits around the globe for the remainder of the 20th century. bold in scope and addressing an immense variety of writers, thinkers, and artists, this ebook is the 1st to set up the outlines of yank tradition in this pivotal interval.
By Rachel Mesch
This publication introduces and explores the idea that of Belle Epoque literary feminism, a fabricated from the elite milieu from which the magazines emerged. outlined through its refusal of political engagement, this feminism was once however preoccupied with increasing women's roles, because it labored to build a collective delusion of lady success. via an astute mix of historic examine, literary feedback, and visible research, Mesch's examine of women's magazines and the preferred writers linked to them deals an unique window onto a bygone period which may function a framework for ongoing debates approximately feminism, femininity, and work-life tensions.
By Juan Carlos Ubilluz
Sacred Eroticism addresses a missed bankruptcy in Latin American literature, particularly, the impression of Georges Bataille and Pierre Klossowski's atheist mysticism within the Latin American erotic novel of the 20th century.
Combining a Lacanian analytical framework with an (Inter)textualist procedure. Juan Carlos Ubilluz unearths how Julio Cortazar, Salvador Elizondo, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Juan Garcia Ponce followed Sataille and Klossowski's aesthetic and philosophical versions as some extent of departure to rearticulate the trendy subject's buried measurement of the sacred via quite a few concepts at the erotic novel's shape. Ubilluz examines the dialectical irruption of those literary experiments into their specific aesthetic, theoretical, and political contexts; displaying, for example, that Cortazar's
By Christophe Wall-Romana
Cinepoetry analyzes how French poets have remapped poetry throughout the lens of cinema for greater than a century. In displaying how poets have drawn on mass tradition, know-how, and fabric pictures to include the belief, procedure, and event of cinema into writing, Wall-Romana files the lengthy historical past of cross-media suggestions and practices frequently concept to emerge with the digital.
In exhibiting the cinematic cognizance of Mallarmé and Breton and calling for a reappraisal of the influential poetry conception of the early filmmaker Jean Epstein, Cinepoetry reevaluates the bases of literary modernism. The publication additionally explores the an important hyperlink among trauma and trans-medium experiments within the wake of 2 global wars and highlights the marginal id of cinepoets who have been usually Jewish, homosexual, foreign-born, or at the margins.
What effects is a large rethinking of the connection among movie and literature. The episteme of cinema, the publication demonstates, reached the very center of its supposedly intellectual rival, whereas even as smooth poetry cultivated the technocultural savvy that's stumbled on at the present time in slams, e-poetry, and poetic-digital hybrids.