The Poetics Of Waste

Author: C. Schmidt
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137402792
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The Poetics Of Waste from the Author: C. Schmidt. Modernist debates about waste - both aesthetic and economic - often express biases against gender and sexual errancy. The Poetics of Waste looks at writers and artists who resist this ideology and respond by developing an excessive poetics.

Waste And Abundance

Author: Susan Cahill
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299238237
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Waste And Abundance from the Author: Susan Cahill. This collection of articles relates to a research area currently developing in the Humanities, which calls for philosophical and historical approaches to questions of sustainable development and waste management. The title of the issue reflects the central questions raised by all contributors: how are waste and abundance represented, how may we conceptualize these representations, and what ethical problems do they raise? Particular attention is paid to the cultural and moral factors that condition our attitudes to waste and the ways in which literature addresses the problematic relationship that binds production, consumption and waste to social and political systems.

Tiresian Poetics

Author: Ed Madden
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838639375
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Tiresian Poetics from the Author: Ed Madden. Blind seer, articulate dead, and mythic transsexual, the figure of Tiresias has always represented a liminal identity and forms of knowledge associated with the crossing of epistemological boundaries. This book looks at how in literature of the 20th century, Tiresias has come to function as a cultural shorthand for queer sexualities.

Reflexive Poetics

Author: Ethan Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443845779
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Reflexive Poetics from the Author: Ethan Lewis. “It is tremendously important that great poetry be written. It makes no jot of difference who writes it.” Ezra Pound’s remark makes some polemic, but still more prescriptive sense, as evaluative of our present situation. Some great poetry (never mind the far larger quantity of trash) is emerging – from countless coteries of devoted artists, quite plausibly in your community. This anthology brings to press fifteen exemplary poets from Springfield, Illinois and its environs. Yet though endorsing their wider popularity, this critical anthology advances an interpretative method. We can garner much from reading the justly famed poets reflexively, with those lesser known in our midst. Any specific poem of the highest quality is informed by, and informs through, comparison with works of like caliber. Indeed, the test of an obscure gem inheres in critical comparison. And relations never run one way. One may well harbor keener appreciation of Wallace Stevens in light of certain works by Corrine Frisch – just as Keats and Stevens mutually inform one another. The central tenet of this text holds, with Eliot and Frost – a not so unlikely coupling as might be thought, hence a perfect pair to introduce the author’s modus operandi – that we read relationally. “No artist . . . has his meaning alone.” “We read C the better to read D; D, the better to go back and get something more out of A. Progress is not the aim, but circulation: to get among the poems where they hold each other apart in their places as the stars do.”

T S Eliot And The Fulfillment Of Christian Poetics

Author: G. Atkins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137466251
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T S Eliot And The Fulfillment Of Christian Poetics from the Author: G. Atkins. The culmination of a trilogy that began with T.S. Eliot, Lancelot Andrewes, and the Word, and continued with T.S. Eliot: The Poet as Christian, this gracefully executed new book brings to a triumphant conclusion the unique effort to pinpoint and identify the Christian characteristics of Eliot's poetic art. The book offers a close but companionable reading of each of the complex poems that make up Four Quartets, the essay-poem that is Eliot's masterwork. Focusing on the range of speaking voices dramatized, Atkins reveals for the first time the Incarnational form that governs the work's 'purposive movement' toward purification and fulfilment of points of view that were represented earlier in the poems.

The Face Of Mammon

Author: David Landreth
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199773297
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The Face Of Mammon from the Author: David Landreth. 'The Face of Mammon' studies the coins of 16th-century England as they are articulated in literary writing. It argues that the coinage of the 16th century is a very different object from the money that we know in that modern money is the object of a discourse, economics, that had not yet taken shape.

Inscribing The Environment

Author: Connie Scarborough
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110265036
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Inscribing The Environment from the Author: Connie Scarborough. Ecocriticism as a theoretical model has primarily been used in the study of Romantic, post-Romantic, and contemporary literary texts. Applications of the concepts to medieval literature, however, are a fairly recent phenomenon. This book examines key, canonical works from medieval Spain, showing how descriptions of the natural world in these texts are informed by both the authors’ perceptions of the environment and established literary models.

The Poetics Of Fascism

Author: Paul Morrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195359755
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The Poetics Of Fascism from the Author: Paul Morrison. Morrison examines the legacy of the modernist poetics of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, as it relates to current theoretical orthodoxies, and traces its influence on the current crisis in post-structural literary theory. Morrison reads the politics of post-structural theory in relation to the socio-cultural arguments espoused in the poetry and prose by Pound and Eliot, and reveals a continuity between that theory and high modernism's tendency towards fascism. Without reducing the political implications of poetry to mere caricature and without slighting the force and fact of literary mediation, Morrison has produced a book that will reshape the discussion of the social dimension of modernism. He concludes with a provocative analysis of deconstruction and the work of Paul de Man, and makes a case for a new post-structural theory that can accommodate history.

Words Without End

Author: Emma Vanhoozer
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Words Without End from the Author: Emma Vanhoozer. In Real Presences George Steiner provocatively claims: "It is this break of the covenant between word and world which constitutes one of the very few genuine revolutions of spirit in Western history and which defines modernity itself." As the "high modernist" poet par excellence, I propose to read both of T.S. Eliot's long poems as distinct responses to the similar recognition of a "break of the covenant between word and world." The Waste Land stares into the void of non-reference in despair. The poem polarizes a problematic multitude of voices (i.e. Babel) and the hoped-for single, divine voice of the Thunder. By contrast, Four Quartets not only admits but actively perpetrates linguistic slippage and non-reference. It thereby progresses by way of a poetics of renunciation that resists competing modes of knowledge, including rationality, experience, and the autonomous text. Instead of hoping in the recovery of a divine voice or sound, the poem places its hope in the possibility of dialogue through which the presence of a divine person is intuited.

T S Eliot And The Poetics Of Evolution

Author: Lois A. Cuddy
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838754221
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T S Eliot And The Poetics Of Evolution from the Author: Lois A. Cuddy. "Cuddy examines how the nineteenth-century union of evolution, history, and myth became Eliot's definition of the Western Tradition from Homer to the present. Homer's Odyssey and the tradition it inspired became one of Eliot's most successful paradigms for historical re/vision of women, father/son relationships, cultural evolution, time, and poet's struggle with words." "Guided by Eliot's own allusions and references to specific authors and historical moments, Cuddy adds a feminist, cultural, and intertextual perspective to the familiar critical interpretations of Eliot's work in order to reread poems and plays through nineteenth-century ideologies and knowledge set against our own time. By considering the implications and consequences of Eliot's culturally approved assumptions, this study further reveals how Eliot was trapped between the idea of Evolution as a unifying project and the reality of his own and his culture's hierarchical (and fragmenting) beliefs about class, gender, religion, and race. Cuddy concludes by exploring how this conflict undermined Eliot's mission of unity and influenced his (and Modernism's) place in history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved