Another Language

ab 24,90 

Kornelia Freitag, Katharina Vester (Eds.)

Poetic Experiments in Britain and North America

ISBN 978-3-8258-1210-2
Band-Nr. 7
Jahr 2008
Seiten 320
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Transnational and Transatlantic American Studies

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In an age of globalization, computerization, and commodification, why read
poetry? This most literary, most artificial, and least profitable genre
seems ill suited to meet today’s challenges. Or is it? This volume, which
collects papers and poems read at a conference on British and North
American experimental poetry, demonstrates the opposite. Scholars and
poets from five countries discuss the nature and the function of poetic
experiment in our rapidly changing world: What is poetry’s relation to
science? What is, what can „experiment“ in verse? How transnational is
current poetry? And what happened to the „lyric I“? This volume speaks to
the importance of „Another Language“ – the language of poetic

Kornelia Freitag is Chair of American Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
She has published Cultural Criticism in Women’s Experimental Writing: The
Poetry of Rosmarie Waldrop, Lyn Hejinian and Susan Howe in 2006.

Katharina Vester teaches American Studies at American University in
Washington, D.C. Her 2007 dissertation, „A Taste of Power: Collaboration
and Resistance in Culinary Texts“, is a Foucauldian study of food