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The Poetry of the Possible: Spontaneity, Modernism, and the Multitude

Joel Nickels

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676088
eISBN:
9781452947716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book challenges the conventional image of modernism as a socially phobic formation, arguing that modernism’s abstractions and difficulties are ways of imagining unrealized powers of collective ... More


Lively Habits: Gertrude Stein

Omri Moses

in Out of Character: Modernism, Vitalism, Psychic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789141
eISBN:
9780804791236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789141.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Three focuses on the habits and repetitive behaviors that Gertrude Stein uses to portray characters in her novel, Three Lives. It argues that habits enable psychological change by ... More


Structures of an Instant: The Wire and the Institution of Race

Irene Tucker

in The Moment of Racial Sight: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922935
eISBN:
9780226922959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922959.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In June 2002, HBO broadcast its series The Wire, a drama that is an ambitious grappling with the politics of racial seeing and the racial organization of bodies. The Wire takes a closer look at ... More


Chronotopes of a Dystopic Nation: Cultures of Dependency and Border Crossings in Late Porfirian Mexico

Claudio Lomnitz

in Globalizing American Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185064
eISBN:
9780226185088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the early formation of the culture of dependent nationalism, a form of historical consciousness that fosters a pragmatic and immoral realism and which justifies private benefits ... More


Rhapsodies of Change: The Location of the Multitude in Wallace Stevens’s Poetry

Joel Nickels

in The Poetry of the Possible: Spontaneity, Modernism, and the Multitude

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676088
eISBN:
9781452947716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676088.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the poetics of the modernist Wallace Stevens. The interpersonal ontologies of Stevens’s poetry tend to evoke the combined associative potential of a partly real, partly ... More


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