The Written Poem: Semiotic Conventions from Old to Modern English

The Written Poem: Semiotic Conventions from Old to Modern English

by Rosemary Huisman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0304707341

ISBN-13: 9780304707348

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This text discusses the visual and graphic conventions in contemporary poetry in English. It defines contemporary poetry and its historical construction as a "seen object" and uses literary and social theory of the 1990s to facilitate the study. In examining how a poem is recognized, the interpretive conventions for reading it and how the spacial

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This text discusses the visual and graphic conventions in contemporary poetry in English. It defines contemporary poetry and its historical construction as a "seen object" and uses literary and social theory of the 1990s to facilitate the study. In examining how a poem is recognized, the interpretive conventions for reading it and how the spacial arrangement on the page is meaningful for contemporary poetry, the text takes examples from individual poems. There is also a focus on changes in manuscript conventions from Old to Middle English poetry and the change from a social to a personal understanding of poetic meaning from the late 18th through the 19th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304707348
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Ch. 1Poetic Discourse and Genre7
Ch. 2The Seen Poem and Its Semiosis33
Ch. 3The Semiotic of Art and Music41
Ch. 4The Semiotic of the Body58
Ch. 5The Semiotic of Language70
Ch. 6The Origin of the English Line, 1100-130099
Ch. 7The Transition to a Literate Subject, 1500-1800127
Ch. 8The Reading Subject and the Writing Subject, 1800-1990143
Epilogue: The Postmodern Subject and the New Media Poem160
Bibliography167
Index179

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