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The art of saying no: Adorno's aesthetic negativity in the work of Richard Serra, Bob Dylan and Robert Creeley
The Art of Saying No is grounded in the idea that Adorno's aesthetics (as expressed not only in his Aesthetic Theory, but across and throughout his interdisciplinary body of work) can be characterized in terms of what ...
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 ...
Measures of intimacy: From skepticism to ethics in the writing of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Measures of Intimacy: From Skepticism to Ethics in the Writing of Ralph Waldo Emerson forwards an alternative to reading Emerson as a thinker of individualism, which has long been the predominate framework through which ...
Under the Influence: Ethics and Domesticity in Prohibition-Era Literature
Under the Influence: Ethics and Domesticity in Prohibition-Era Literature explores the ways in which the representations of drinking and drunkenness in Prohibition-era fiction are part of a larger project of modernism that ...