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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

Overview

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 vii
Introduction 1(6)
Part One Contemporary Poetry
Poetic Discourse and Genre
7(26)
The Seen Poem and Its Semiosis
33(8)
The Semiotic of Art and Music
41(17)
The Semiotic of the Body
58(12)
The Semiotic of Language
70(29)
Part Two From Old English to Contemporary Poetry
The Origin of the English Line, 1100--1300
99(28)
The Transition to a Literate Subject, 1500--1800
127(16)
The Reading Subject and the Writing Subject, 1800--1900
143(24)
Epilogue The Postmodern Subject and the New Media Poem
160(7)
Bibliography 167(12)
Index 179

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