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Breaking Glass to Save the Frame: William Carlos Williams and Company

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the polarity between spectator or readerly irrelevance on the one hand and bodily incorporation of the reader’s body on the other, to investigate writers and artists who ... More


Rising from Nowhere: Self-Valorization in William Carlos Williams’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/9780816676088.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on William Carlos Williams’s poetic method and concept of self-valorization. Self-valorization refers to a process of value creation that eludes monetary measure and whose object ... More


Introduction: Meaning’s Work

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0000
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introduction defines key terms—air, framing, incorporation—to contextualize the debates about meaning, autonomy, and politics that structure the book, while also setting out a map of its ... More


The Spin Doctor

Mike Chasar

in Everyday Reading: Poetry and Popular Culture in Modern America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158657
eISBN:
9780231530774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158657.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter delves further into the idea that popular culture provides materials, resources, opportunities, and strategies for poets trying to conceptualize and write “modern” poetry by bringing ... More


Under the Sign of Negation: William Carlos Williams and Surrealism

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/UPO9781846313790.003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines American poet William Carlos Williams' engagement with surrealism. It explains that Williams is an important figure for many language writers but their reception of his work has ... 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


Hemispheric Solidarities: Wartime Poetry and the Limits of the Good Neighbor

Harris Feinsod

in The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190682002
eISBN:
9780190682033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682002.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter introduces the unlikely roles poets played at the center of hemispheric cultural diplomacy initiatives in 1938–1945, the years when Good Neighbor diplomacy was motivated by a broad ... More


In the American Grain: Contact (1920–3, 1932) and Pagany: A Native Quarterly (1930–3)

Eric White

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the histories of Contact and Pagany: A Native Quarterly. Contact was launched by William Carlos Williams in 1920 with the help of the Midwestern writer Robert McAlmon. Williams ... More


The Hero: Myth, Psyche, Soul, and the Search for Union

David Leeming

in Myth: A Biography of Belief

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142884
eISBN:
9780199834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142888.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Heroes are those humans who, in the mythological traditions, are in varying degrees infused with divine or superhuman qualities. Heroes reflect our priorities as individuals and as cultures. As ... More


Under Our Home Eye: Lawrence and American Modernism

Lee M. Jenkins

in The American Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060507
eISBN:
9780813050676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060507.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Lawrence’s involvements with and influence on American modernism and the avant-garde. The chapter opens with an assessment of Lawrence’s importance for the Stieglitz circle and ... More


Hope

Jeffrey Bilbro

in Virtues of Renewal: Wendell Berry's Sustainable Forms

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176406
eISBN:
9780813176437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176406.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Climate change discourse trades in complex statistical models that, in general, offer gloomy prognostications of inevitable disaster. The problems appear so complicated that our only hope seems to ... More


Flesh over Granite: Walt Whitman’s Embodied Presence in William Carlos Williams’s “History”

Karen Guendel

in Affective Materialities: Reorienting the Body in Modernist Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056289
eISBN:
9780813058078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056289.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Karen Guendel locates in William Carlos Williams’s poetry a slippage between body and text, catalyzed by the poem’s aesthetic preference for stone over flesh. Such poetry, Guendel’s essay suggests, ... More


Introduction: ‘Original Response’

Michael O'Neill

in The All-Sustaining Air: Romantic Legacies and Renewals in British, American, and Irish Poetry since 1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299287
eISBN:
9780191715099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299287.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter is divided into two parts. The first draws upon an array of 20th-century poetry in support of the argument that Romantic poetry is a persistent presence in subsequent ... More


Columbus the Haunted: The Diary of the First Voyage and William Carlos Williams's “The Discovery of the Indies”

Adam Lifshey

in Specters of Conquest: Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232383
eISBN:
9780823241187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232383.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Since the nineteenth century the diary has been the most widely read and referenced account of the events of the 1492–93 crossing. It has been canonized despite the issues of unreliability that ... More


Poetry and the News

Jahan Ramazani

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083735
eISBN:
9780226083421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083421.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Among poetry’s most powerful interlocutors in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has been journalism. As the pressure of news has become increasingly pervasive, from the world wars to JFK’s ... More


Modernist Experiments: Gertrude Stein and Others

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The simultaneous emergence of modernism and the cinema may explain why writers found in the new medium possibilities of representing and recording experience. Recent studies of modernism have all ... More


Subway Fare: Toward a Poetics of Rapid Transit

John Timberman Newcomb

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the poetics of rapid transit that emerged in the early twentieth century, including the verses of William Carlos Williams. Wishful civic boosters of the early twentieth century ... More


The Poetic Universe: Mapping Interrelations between Modern American Poetry and the Sciences

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Postwar New American poets and their successors, the Language Writers, insisted that their poetry was capable of intellectual inquiry. After giving examples of their claims for poetry, the chapter ... More


There Is Always Others: Experimental Verse and “Ulterior Social Result”

John Timberman Newcomb

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how the experimental verse of Others, the quintessential aestheticist-modernist little magazine of American poetry, emerges from and responds to the climate of metropolitan ... 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


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