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Lost in the maze of words: Reading and re-reading Noah Webster's dictionaries
Lost in the Maze of Words explores the intersection of lexicographical and poetic practices in American literature, and attempts to map out a "lexical poetics." Taking Noah Webster's dictionaries as the dissertation's ...
Working form: The poetics of writing work
A response, in part, to Dana Gioia's claim that U.S. poetry “seldom deals directly with the public institutions that dominate American life” (“Business and Poetry” 114), Working Form offers evidence to the contrary in what ...
Written on water: The poetics of Anglo-American exchange
This project argues that national models are problematic in accounting for both literary production as well as aesthetic value. In the place of such models, this project argues that translation theory informs those writing ...
Poetics of emptiness: Transformations of East Asian philosophy and poetics in twentieth-century American poetry
This dissertation explores transformations of East Asian philosophy, poetics, and aesthetics in twentieth-century American poetry. Transpacific texts like those discussed in this dissertation offer an opportunity to expand ...
The logic of earth: Nineteenth-century precursors to the poetics of Robert Duncan
"The Logic of Earth: Nineteenth-Century Precursors to the Poetics of Robert Duncan" bridges both disciplines and centuries, focusing on the conceptual framework of Darwin's theory of evolution and its influence on the work ...