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The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

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The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry gives readers a cutting-edge introduction to the kaleidoscopic world of American poetry over the last century. Offering a comprehensive approach to the debates that have defined the study of American verse, the twenty-five original essays contained herein take up a wide array of topics: the influence of jazz on the Beats and beyond; European and surrealist influences on style; poetics of the disenfranchised; religion and the national epic; antiwar ...
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Overview


The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry gives readers a cutting-edge introduction to the kaleidoscopic world of American poetry over the last century. Offering a comprehensive approach to the debates that have defined the study of American verse, the twenty-five original essays contained herein take up a wide array of topics: the influence of jazz on the Beats and beyond; European and surrealist influences on style; poetics of the disenfranchised; religion and the national epic; antiwar and dissent poetry; the AIDS epidemic; digital innovations; transnationalism; hip hop; and more. Alongside these topics, major interpretive perspectives such as Marxist, psychoanalytic, disability, queer, and ecocritcal are incorporated. Throughout, the names that have shaped American poetry in the period--Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, Sterling Brown, Hart Crane, William Carlos Williams, Posey, Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Larry Eigner, and others--serve as touchstones along the tour of the poetic landscape.
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"Recommended." --CHOICE

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195398779
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/6/2012
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 744
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Cary Nelson is Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Part I

1. A Century of Innovation: American Poetry from 1900 to the Present
Cary Nelson

Part II

2. Social Texts and Poetic Texts: Poetry and Cultural Studies
Rachel Blau DuPlessis

3. American Indian Poetry at the Dawn of Modernism
Robert Dale Parker

4. "Jeweled Bindings": Modernist Women's Poetry and the Limits of Sentimentality
Melissa Girard

5. Hired Men and Hired Women: Modern American Poetry and the Labor Problem
John Marsh

6. Economics and Gender in Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore
Linda A. Kinnahan

7. Poetry and Rhetoric: Modernism and Beyond
Peter Nicholls

8. C├ęzanne's Ideal of "Realization": A Useful Analogy for the Spirit of Modernity in American Poetry
Charles Altieri

9. Stepping Out, Sitting In: Modern Poetry's Counterpoint with Jazz and the Blues
Edward Brunner

10. Out With the Crowd: Modern American Poets Speaking to Mass Culture
Tim Newcomb

11. Exquisite Corpse: Surrealist Influence on the American Poetry Scene, 1920-1960
Susan Rosenbaum

12. Material Concerns: Incidental Poetry, Popular Culture, and Ordinary Readers in Modern America
Mike Chasar

13. "With Ambush and Stratagem": American Poetry in the Age of Pure War
Philip Metres

14. The Fight and the Fiddle in Twentieth-Century African American Poetry
Karen Jackson Ford

15. Asian American Poetry
Josephine Park

16. "The Pardon of Speech": The Psychoanalysis of Modern American Poetry
Walter Kalaidjian

17. American Poetry, Prayer, and the News
Jahan Ramazani

18. The Tranquilized Fifties: Forms of Dissent in Postwar American Poetry
Michael Thurston

19. The End of the End of Poetic Ideology, 1960
Al Filreis

20. Fieldwork in New American Poetry: From Cosmology to Discourse
Lytle Shaw

21. "Do our chains offend you?": The Poetry of American Political Prisoners
Mark W. Van Wienen

22. Disability Poetics
Michael Davidson

23. Green Reading: Modern and Contemporary American Poetry and Environmental Criticism
Lynn Keller

24. Transnationalism and Diaspora in American Poetry
Timothy Yu

25. "Internationally Known": The Black Arts Movement and U.S. Poetry in the Age of Hip Hop
James Smethurst

26. Minding Machines / Machining Minds: Writing (at) the Human-Machine Interface
Adalaide Morris

Index

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