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Making a Person Possible

Lyn Hejinian and Language Poetry

in Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609291
eISBN:
9780191731723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609291.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

For Lyn Hejinian, relating social and poetic potentials is largely a matter of rethinking ethically what a ‘person’ is: ‘The recognition of these possibilities constitutes one's first exercise of ... More


Changing the Sjuzet: Lyn Hejinian’s Digressive Narratology and the Writing of History

Srikanth Reddy

in Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

In The Fatalist, Lyn Hejinian declares herself the heir apparent to Diderot’s unruly Jacques, employing digression as a literary method for dismantling Enlightenment narratologies of rational order ... More


Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Ilya Kliger and Boris Maslov (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This volume draws together an array of distinguished scholars of ancient and modern literatures to consider the ways in which historicism in literary studies can and should be construed and pursued ... More


‘Making Strange’: Non-Translation in The Waste Land

Jason Harding

in Modernism and Non-Translation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198821441
eISBN:
9780191883170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821441.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter employs concepts and terms drawn from Russian Formalism to assist reading key moments of non-translation in The Waste Land. Treated as avant-garde linguistic ‘shifts’ that disrupt and ... More


Russian formalism

Genevieve Liveley

in Narratology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199687701
eISBN:
9780191841842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687701.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the reception of Aristotle’s Poetics by the Russian formalists (with case studies focusing on Shklovsky, Petrovsky, Tomashevsky, and Propp). It demonstrates that these Russian ... More


Motor Impulses of Verse: Russian Formalists on Poetry Recitation

Ana Hedberg Olenina

in Psychomotor Aesthetics: Movement and Affect in Modern Literature and Film

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190051259
eISBN:
9780190051297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051259.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 explores scholarly theories that accounted for the role of kinesthetic sensations of pronunciation in the aesthetic experience of the poetic form. The Russian Formalists described the ... More


Jakobson’s Zeros

Sarah M. Pourciau

in The Writing of Spirit: Soul, System, and the Roots of Language Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275625
eISBN:
9780823277179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275625.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 6 treats the transformation to which the Russian structuralist linguist Roman Jakobson, following the deflationary tradition of Saussure, subjects the neo-Pythagorean acoustic poetics ... More


Psychomotor Aesthetics: Movement and Affect in Modern Literature and Film

Ana Hedberg Olenina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190051259
eISBN:
9780190051297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the late 19th century, neurophysiology introduced techniques for detecting somatic signs of psychological processes. Scientific modes of recording, representing, and interpreting body movement as ... More


Theories

David Damrosch

in Comparing the Literatures: Literary Studies in a Global Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691134994
eISBN:
9780691201283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134994.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter talks about the contemporary “literary theory” as a shared international field of discourse with pronounced differences in how theory is conceived and practiced around the world. It ... More


Appropriations, Reflections, and Future Directions

Gary Bettinson

in The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139293
eISBN:
9789888313082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The concluding chapter provides a detailed analysis of The Grandmaster, examining the film from the vantage point of the preceding chapters’ major emphases: music and visual style, story and ... More


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