Poetic Epistemologies: Gender and Knowing in Women's Language-Oriented Writing

Poetic Epistemologies: Gender and Knowing in Women's Language-Oriented Writing

by Megan Simpson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791444465

ISBN-13: 9780791444467

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Poetic Epistemologies explores the political and epistemological implications of women's language-oriented writing in the United States, arguing that, in its investigation of knowledge, language, and gender, this writing (re)unites art with philosophy, and both with social critique. Featuring eight contemporary and four earlier-twentieth-century poets - including Lyn…  See more details below

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Poetic Epistemologies explores the political and epistemological implications of women's language-oriented writing in the United States, arguing that, in its investigation of knowledge, language, and gender, this writing (re)unites art with philosophy, and both with social critique. Featuring eight contemporary and four earlier-twentieth-century poets - including Lyn Hejinian, Susan Howe, Leslie Scalapino, Mina Loy, and Gertrude Stein - Simpson emphasizes each writer's unique contribution to the emerging tradition of feminist epistemological poetry. Drawing upon original interviews, as well as poststructuralist and feminist theory, Poetic Epistemologies offers an informed account of one of the most vital recent developments in contemporary American poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791444467
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
SUNY series in Feminist Criticism and Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.85(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Language-Oriented Feminist Epistemology, and the Case of Lyn Hejinian1
"A space that has opened": Gender and Language1
Language-Oriented Feminist Epistemology7
"Night Knowledge": Lyn Hejinian's Faustienne Poetics11
Ch. 2"Come, words, away": Modernist Women's Invitations to Innovation31
Laura Riding's Lifelong Project with Language34
Inside Language as Language with Gertrude Stein40
"From stepping-stone to stone of creative explorations": Mina Loy's Deconstruction of Femininity49
Slipping the Knot of Language: Realism and Indeterminacy for H.D.59
Ch. 3Subjects of Knowledge: Processing Gender and Sexuality Beverly Dahlen83
Lori Lubeski93
Laura Moriarty108
Ch. 4Feminist Phenomenologies: Language as the Horizon of Encounter121
Leslie Scalapino123
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge134
Carla Harryman145
Ch. 5"Cries open to the words inside them": Textual Truth and Historical Materialism in the Poetry of Susan Howe163
Interventions in History: Recovering the Feminine168
Intertextuality and the Material Word180
The "Visible surface of Discourse"187
A Poetics of Encounter193
Notes197
Works Cited207
Index217

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