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Strange birds: Emily Dickinson's Susan Howe
Through four topics doubled between two poets, I examine some of the still controversial issues around Emily Dickinson's writing, and what Susan Howe, one of her well-known critics (and a poet), inherits from her. The ...
Modernizing nature: Modernist poetry, gender, and national identity
"Modernizing Nature: Modernist Poetry, Gender, and National Identity" combines modernist studies with ecocriticism in order to challenge two major narratives about modernism—its supposed anti-nature topos and its retreat ...
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 ...
"No wish to read further": On conversion and the event in poetry
In this paper, I work through the Christian canon of conversion narratives to expose their discursive concerns related to the radicality of their conversion events. I then discuss the inherent problem with attempting to ...
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 ...