Poetic Acts & New Media

Poetic Acts & New Media

by Tom O'Connor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761836306

ISBN-13: 9780761836308

Pub. Date: 11/13/2006

Publisher: UPA

Poetic Acts & New Media advances the fields of literary and new media studies by clarifying boundaries between competing genres and media through the creation of a new artistic genre, "media poetry." This aesthetic mode of expression/becoming seeks to transform mass culture (our codes of communication) by self-consciously acknowledging how textual, audio, and/or

Overview

Poetic Acts & New Media advances the fields of literary and new media studies by clarifying boundaries between competing genres and media through the creation of a new artistic genre, "media poetry." This aesthetic mode of expression/becoming seeks to transform mass culture (our codes of communication) by self-consciously acknowledging how textual, audio, and/or visual signs are constructed according to their simulation and not their representation. This study draws heavily upon literary media theories that intersect with Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of 'Sense' as a simulated power of sensory transformations. Media poetry becomes a complex power of 'Sense' by blending conventional mass-media codes with poetic simulations that provide alternative forms of creating meaning. Poetic Acts & New Media specifically examines the works of several poets that exemplify this multi-sensory approach to printed-text poetry, especially: · Langston Hughes · Tony Medina · David Wojahn · John Kinsella · David Trinidad. It also analyzes several contemporary films that embody the multi-modal logic of media poetry: · David Lynch's Mullholland Drive · Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky · Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich. In addition, this study interprets two influential primetime TV shows as exemplars of media poetry: Twin Peaks and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. All media poetry, regardless of genre or medium, allows readers/viewers to envision "reality production" as a rewriteable and poetic enterprise that can productively remediate any transparent abstraction or common-sense realism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761836308
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
11/13/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.66(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Media Poetry vs. L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poetry Chapter 5 A Hollywood of Poetry Chapter 6 Bourgeois Myth vs. Media Poetry in Prime-Time: Re-Visiting Mark Frost & David Lynch'sTwin Peaks Chapter 7 "It's Rather Poetic":Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Delueze's Becoming Art Chapter 8 Coda: The Fine Art of Convergence Part 9 Works Cited Part 10 Index Part 11 About the Author

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