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Words Sound Other Ways: Susan Howe's Prose

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The image of wandering through the wilderness and being forced to develop a new voice is a central aspect in Dickinson's works. Although in the scattered displays of Howe's poetry the Dickinson ... More


Semiologies: Susan Howe

Michael Golston

in Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 4 is a reading of Susan Howe’s Pierce-Arrow through the lens of Peirce’s semiotics. It argues that the three sections of her book-length poem are keyed to Peirce’s three types of sign—the ... More


Upon a Peak in Beinecke: The Beauty of the Book in the Poetry of Susan Howe

Elisa New

in American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the material details of Susan Howe's poetry. It suggests that the material details of her books (cover art, typography, illustrations, etc.) all signify richly and together make ... More


Scorch and Scan: The Writing of Susan Howe

in Poetry and Language Writing: Objective and Surreal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311154
eISBN:
9781846313790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313790.006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the works of American poet Susan Howe in the context of the Surreal-O-bjectivist nexus. It highlights Howe's concern for the ‘dark side’ of American history and suggests that ... More


Interview with Susan Howe

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This interview with Susan Howe tells about her work My Emily Dickinson, where she not only draws the reader into a deeper, more precise version of her Emily Dickinson, but also draws the reader into ... More


Introduction

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book investigates the poetic influence of Emily Dickinson to a significant number of contemporary writers, who in their own terms, are enacting Dickinson's poetics of “broken responsiveness.” It ... More


Poetry and Language Writing: Objective and Surreal

David Arnold

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311154
eISBN:
9781846313790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313790
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

It has been variously labelled ‘Language Poetry,’ ‘Language Writing’, ‘L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing’ (after the magazine that ran from 1978 to 1981) and ‘language-centred writing.’ It has been placed ... More


Conclusion: Autobiography and the Language School

Dan Chiasson

in One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226103815
eISBN:
9780226103846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226103846.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

A surprising feature of experimental American poetry in the past several years has been its interest in autobiography as a concept. Several of the most important Language and post-Language writers ... More


‘New World’ Exiles and Ironists from Évariste Parny to Ananda Devi

Françoise Lionnet

in Postcolonial Poetics: Genre and Form

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317453
eISBN:
9781846317187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317187.003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of three authors from two different geographical areas and temporal eras who share a similar postcolonial poetic sensibility articulated in terms of resistance to ... More


The Scholarly Life of Language Writing

in Poetry and Language Writing: Objective and Surreal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311154
eISBN:
9781846313790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313790.001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about language poetry or language-centred writing and its connection with objectivism and surrealism. It explains that language writing has ... More


Feeling Dead, Dead Feeling

Amy Hollywood

in Religion, Emotion, Sensation: Affect Theories and Theologies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823285679
eISBN:
9780823288854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285679.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

What does it mean to read and write devoutly, religiously, mystically—even, or especially, if one’s reading or writing qualifies for none of these adverbs in any conventional sense? What, in ... More


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