A Companion to Poetic Genre by Erik Martiny

By Erik Martiny

A spouse to Poetic style brings jointly over forty contributions from top lecturers to supply serious overviews of poetic genres and their smooth diversifications. Covers a wide variety of poetic cultural traditions from Britain, eire, North the United States, Japan and the CaribbeaSummarises many genres from their earliest origins to their newest renderingsThe simply full-length severe assortment to house sleek diversifications of poetic genresContributors comprise Bernard O’Donoghue, Stephen Burt, Jahan Ramazani, and plenty of different extraordinary students of poetry and poetics

Show description

Read or Download A Companion to Poetic Genre PDF

Similar criticism & theory books

Althusser: A Critical Reader (Blackwell Critical Readers)

Louis Althusser used to be most likely some of the most advanced - and the main debatable - of the "maitres de penser" to emerge from the turbulent Parisian highbrow scene of the Nineteen Sixties. in the course of an extended occupation, Althusser accomplished large reputation, notoriety and, eventually, effacement. but his paintings is still an enormous point in modern philosophy and cultural critique.

Exploring Gogol

For the previous a hundred and fifty years, critics have observed 'the Gogol problem', in which they suggest their lack of ability to account for a lifestyles and paintings which are confusing, usually opaque, but have proved continually attention-grabbing to generations of readers. This booklet proceeds at the assumption that Gogol's existence and paintings, in all their manifestations, shape a complete; it identifies, in ways in which have eluded critics to this point, the rhetorical recommendations and thematic styles that create the team spirit.

Knowledge and Commitment: A Problem Oriented Approach to Literary Studies

The authors current a brand new standpoint on quite a lot of concerns within the examine of literature and tradition. the various issues mentioned, similar to interpretation, canon formation, and literary historiography, belong to the normal area of literary stories. Others ― cultural id, conference, structures thought, and empirical equipment ― originate within the social sciences and are actually being built-in into the arts.

Wordsworth’s Bardic Vocation, 1787–1842

Wordsworth’s Bardic Vocation, the main finished severe examine of the poet because the Sixties, offers the poet as balladist, sonneteer, minstrel, elegist, prophet of nature, and nationwide bard. The booklet argues that Wordsworth’s uniquely a variety of oeuvre is unified via his experience of bardic vocation. Like Walt Whitman or the bards of Cumbria, Wordsworth sees himself as 'the people’s remembrancer'.

Additional info for A Companion to Poetic Genre

Sample text

R. Livingstone. Selected Writings. Vol. 2. Ed. W. 16 Jahan Ramazani Jennings, H. Eiland, and G. Smith. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press; Harvard University Press. 1996. 582. Benjamin, W. ” Illuminations. Trans. Harry Zohn. New York: Schocken Books. 1969. 83–109. Bennett, L. Jamaica Labrish. Kingston, Jamaica: Sangster’s Book Stores. 1966. Derrida, J. ” Trans. A. Ronell. Critical Inquiry 7 (1980): 55–81. v. ” Ed. G. B. Le Page. 2nd edn. Kingston, Jamaica: University of West Indies Press. 2002. Fuller, J.

In a special issue of Modern Language Quarterly titled “Reading for Form,” Heather Dubrow wrote of the embarrassment the field inspires, “Many scholars are far more comfortable detailing their sexual histories in print than confessing to an interest in literary form” (Dubrow 59). If so, the date of the issue’s publication, 2000, marked the year that form came out of the closet. In a 2007 review essay in PMLA, Marjorie Levinson observed that the works under consideration, all published since 2000, “aim to recover for teaching and scholarship in English some version of their traditional address to aesthetic form” (Levinson 55).

It shook the earth And clogged underearth, the River Styx, The winding streams, the Atlantic shore itself. 1–7) The “just now” of Horace’s poem (“nunc”) is renewed, doubling as the now of the ancient past and the now of the immediate present, unlike the singular “now” of the news. To reiterate and adapt Benjamin, poetry “does not expend itself. ” Heaney’s poem evidences poetry’s delayed-release capacity by reawakening an ancient poem, highlighting its surprisingly strong resonances with the contemporary (the cloudless sky, the shaking earth, the rivers and shore, the inversions of fortune).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.22 of 5 – based on 3 votes