Poetics of the Body examines representations of the body in the work of four important twentieth-century poets: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Bishop, Marilyn Chin, and Marilyn Hacker. Drawing on both past and present discussions regarding the place of the body in relation to Western philosophy, gender, sexuality, desire, creative production, and narrative, this study reveals how the poetic bodies in the poetry of these women negotiate the intersecting ideologies that attempt to regulate the body, its characteristics, and its behaviors. Ultimately, this dynamic book considers what it means to possess a body.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2010|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)|
About the Author
CATHERINE CUCINELLAis Lecturer in the Department of Literature and Writing and the Women's Studies Program at California State University, USA.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Theorizing the Body Textual and Corporeal Convergence: Edna St. Vincent Millay 'Dress Up! Dress Up and Dance at Carnival': Elizabeth Bishop's Poetic Bodies Writing the Body Palimpsest: Marilyn Chin 'Persistently on paper we exist': Stories and Desire on and through the Body: Marilyn Hacker Interview with Marilyn Chin Conclusion