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Wordsworth: visionary poet of the natural world
This thesis responds to two questions recently reformulated by Paul Fry and Simon Jarvis, respectively: (1) Is Wordsworth a nature poet?; and (2) Does his poetry qualify as "philosophic Song"? My answer to both questions ...
Apostate, sing this world forth: Avant-mythopoetic encounters with doubt, chaos, and community
Apostate, Sing This World Forth: Avant-Mythopoetic Encounters with Doubt, Chaos, and Community uses concepts from chaos theory to articulate connections between innovative poetics and the ancient activity of mythmaking. ...
The compulsion to translate: Dead language and the poet-translator in postwar America
My dissertation proposes to rethink the function of translation within the development of 20 th century poetry by presenting case studies of four American poets who turned to ancient, or "dead" languages as a means of ...