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“An Instantaneous Sympathy of Communication”: Laura Riding and the Politics of Spontaneity

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/9780816676088.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the idea of spontaneity as developed by modernist Laura Riding. Riding’s political ontology revolves around her critique of vanguard social movements and their promises to ... More


Precious Objects: Laura Riding, Her Tiara, And the Petrarchan Muse

Becky Peterson

in Accessorizing the Body: Habits of Being I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675784
eISBN:
9781452946337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675784.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

American poet Laura Riding collapses the entire poetic subject-object structure by depicting herself as both subject and object, poet and muse. Her position on subject-object relations extends from a ... More


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


Introduction: Modernism and Spontaneous Organization

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/9780816676088.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter examines the complex mixture of concrete political ideology and speculative abstraction that helps to shape the models of spontaneity deployed by the modernist. It focuses ... More


Close Reading as Performance

Peter Howarth

in Modernism and Close Reading

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198749967
eISBN:
9780191890871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749967.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Rather than see close reading as just a means to protect the hypostasized text from its social mediation, this chapter proposes that we see it as one of the many ways in which, over the course of the ... More


‘Con beffarda irriverenza’: Graves’s Augustus in Mussolini’s Italy

Jonathan Perry

in Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738053
eISBN:
9780191801594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

When Graves’s Claudius books appeared in Italian-language editions in 1936 the timing seemed fortuitous, given the preparations for a multifaceted Fascist commemoration of Augustus’s 2000th birthday ... More


A Room of One’s Own, Woolf’s “little book on poetry”

Emily Kopley

in Virginia Woolf and Poetry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198850861
eISBN:
9780191885716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850861.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In several essays concurrent with her major experimental works of the 1920s, Woolf proclaims that the novel will usurp the tools and the place of poetry. Most important among these essays is the ... More


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