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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 ...
Irish modernism and the problem of metaphor: Interactions between the imagination and the materiality of language in the literature of Beckett, Joyce and Yeats
"Irish Modernism and The Problem of Metaphor: Interactions Between the Imagination and the Materiality of Language in the Literature of Beckett, Joyce and Yeats" examines the unconventional role that metaphor plays as an ...
"The black tide of mud" Reference and transference in Ishmael Reed's "Mumbo Jumbo"
This dissertation investigates the experience of reading provoked by Ishmael Reed's 1971 novel Mumbo Jumbo according to the ways in which this text both figures and disrupts the threshold between fiction and history. Prior ...