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Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Charles Bernstein (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book brings together seventeen chapters, commissioned especially for this volume, on the reading of poetry, the sound of poetry, and the visual performance of poetry. While the performance of ... More


Hölderlin’s Sophocles: Tragedy and Paradox

Joshua Billings

in Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159232
eISBN:
9781400852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159232.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Friedrich Hölderlin's Sophocles “Notes.” Hölderlin's “Notes” to Oedipus the Tyrant and Antigone pursue two primary aims: on the one hand, they delineate the differences between ... More


Introduction: Mechanical Recording and the Modern Arts

Michael North

in Camera Works: Photography and the Twentieth-Century Word

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173567
eISBN:
9780199787906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173567.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Recording methods such as photography seemed to offer a new and more immediate method of transcribing sense impressions. They seemed to constitute a new and better form of writing. This introductory ... More


Edward Thomas and Modern Poetry

Kenneth Millard

in Edwardian Poetry

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122258
eISBN:
9780191671395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122258.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter does not repudiate the link between Edward Thomas and the Georgians, but argues that it is possible to see Thomas in terms of a pre-war line of modern poetry, distinct from the radical ... More


Introduction

Wyatt Prunty

in “Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057867
eISBN:
9780199855124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057867.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the difference between contemporary and modern poetry. It then turns to Robert Lowell, arguing that because of his early success as a young ... More


Relating Poetries: A.K. Ramanujan’s ‘Outer’ Poetics

Guillermo Rodríguez

in When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan's Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463602
eISBN:
9780199087235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463602.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The critical approach followed in this chapter is pluralistic and takes into consideration the diverse literary and critical traditions present in Ramanujan’s scholarly work and their different ... More


The politics of authorial ignorance: contemporary poetry

Andrew Bennett

in Ignorance: Literature and Agnoiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074875
eISBN:
9781781702420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074875.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter takes a look at ignorance in modern poetry. Ignorance and authorial nescience is well established as a principle of literary composition, especially in Romantic and post-Romantic ... More


How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

John Timberman Newcomb

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book traces the emergence of modern American poetry at the turn of the nineteenth century. With a particular focus on four “little magazines”—Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, The Masses, Others, and ... More


Camera Works: Photography and the Twentieth-Century Word

Michael North

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173567
eISBN:
9780199787906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173567.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book discusses the impact of mechanical recording on modern art and literature. Recording media, including photography and film, seemed to offer entirely new means of representation, neither ... More


Rhetoric in the Modern Novel

Brian Vickers

in In Defence of Rhetoric

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117919
eISBN:
9780191671128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117919.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter traces the survival of rhetoric in the modern novel. It shows how the figures and tropes found in Aeschylus, Shakespeare, or Racine, have been used again, and to very individual ... More


After Translation: The Transfer and Circulation of Modern Poetics Across the Atlantic

Ignacio Infante

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251780
eISBN:
9780823252831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251780.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Translation--from both a theoretical and practical point of view--articulates differing but interconnected modes of circulation in the work of writers originally from different geographical areas of ... More


Yemen

Radwa Ashour, Ferial J. Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi

in Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161469
eISBN:
9781936190003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161469.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The cultural ruptures and lacunae that are a product of Yemen's modern history, both in the north and the south, are reflected in the general conditions of Yemeni life and particularly in the ... More


A New Poetics of Dasein

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

in Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the Subject of Poetic Language: Toward a New Poetics of Dasein

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223602
eISBN:
9780823235254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223602.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Turning from Friedrich Hölderlin to a broader inclusion of modern poetry, one might mark out a continuum of poetical modes of experience over a wide, but of course not ... More


Composing an Image: A.K. Ramanujan’s ‘Inner’ Poetics

Guillermo Rodríguez

in When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan's Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463602
eISBN:
9780199087235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463602.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter delves into the self-reflexive domain of Ramanujan’s poetics and shifts the analysis to the centre of the concentric circle by offering an overview of the author’s interpretation of the ... More


Poetry and Its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres

Jahan Ramazani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083735
eISBN:
9780226083421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083421.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What is poetry? Often it is understood as a largely self-enclosed verbal system— “suspended from any mutual interaction with alien discourse,” in the words of Mikhail Bakhtin. But this book reveals ... More


Twentieth-Century Projections of the Past: Jayshankar Prasad and the New Subjectivity

Vasudha Dalmia

in Poetics, Plays, and Performances: The Politics of Modern Indian Theatre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695052
eISBN:
9780199080335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695052.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter focuses on Jayshankar Prasad of Banaras who led the Hindi literary drama into its maturation and sophistication. Prasad was largely known as a short story writer and a dramatist but his ... More


Introduction

Jonathan L. Ready

in The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives: Oral Traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198802556
eISBN:
9780191840838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802556.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter aims to convince Homerists and their fellow travelers in classical studies that they will find this entire book of value and to persuade those with interests in comparative literature, ... More


Power, Plain English, and the Rise of Modern Poetry

David Rosen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100716
eISBN:
9780300129489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100716.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book offers a radically new account of Modern poetry and revises our understanding of its relation to Romanticism. British poets from Wordsworth to Auden attempted to present themselves ... More


Calculated Passions: The Lyric and the Theatric in Mao-era Poetry Recitation

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores a flourishing culture of official Mao-era poetry recitation that peaked in popularity during the early 1960s. These were years when modern Chinese poetry advanced onto the ... More


Birthday Letters

William Wootten

in The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381632
eISBN:
9781781384893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381632.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyzes Ted Hughes' Birthday Letters. Birthday Letters put a poet, now of the 1990s, in correspondence with his younger self and the younger Plath. The poems comment on, allude to, ... More


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