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A Transnational Poetics.

By: Ramazani, Jahan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (240 p.).ISBN: 9780226703374.Subject(s): Literature and globalization | Poetics | Poetry - History and criticism | Poetry | Postcolonialism in literature | Transnationalism in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Transnational PoeticsDDC classification: 809.1/93581 | 821.91409 LOC classification: PN1111PN1111.R36 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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CONTENTS; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Poetry, Modernity, and Globalization; 2 A Transnational Poetics; 3 Traveling Poetry; 4 Nationalism, Transnationalism, and the Poetry of Mourning; 5 Modernist Bricolage, Postcolonial Hybridity; 6 Caliban's Modernities, Postcolonial Poetries; 7 Poetry and Decolonization; 8 Poetry and the Translocal: Blackening Britain; Notes; Index
Summary: Poetry is often viewed as culturally homogeneous-"stubbornly national," in T. S. Eliot's phrase, or "the most provincial of the arts," according to W. H. Auden. But in A Transnational Poetics, Jahan Ramazani uncovers the ocean-straddling energies of the poetic imagination-in modernism and the Harlem Renaissance; in post-World War II North America and the North Atlantic; and in ethnic American, postcolonial, and black British writing. Cross-cultural exchange and influence are, he argues, among the chief engines of poetic development in the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries.            Reexamining the work of a wide array of poets, from Eliot, Yeats, and Langston Hughes to Elizabeth Bishop, Lorna Goodison, and Agha Shahid Ali, Ramazani reveals the many ways in which modern and contemporary poetry in English overflows national borders and exceeds the scope of national literary paradigms. Through a variety of transnational templates-globalization, migration, travel, genre, influence, modernity, decolonization, and diaspora-he discovers poetic connection and dialogue across nations and even hemispheres. Exceptionally wide-ranging in scope yet rigorously focused on particulars, A Transnational Poetics demonstrates how poetic analysis can foster an aesthetically attuned transnational literary criticism that is at the same time alert to modernity's global condition.
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CONTENTS; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Poetry, Modernity, and Globalization; 2 A Transnational Poetics; 3 Traveling Poetry; 4 Nationalism, Transnationalism, and the Poetry of Mourning; 5 Modernist Bricolage, Postcolonial Hybridity; 6 Caliban's Modernities, Postcolonial Poetries; 7 Poetry and Decolonization; 8 Poetry and the Translocal: Blackening Britain; Notes; Index

Poetry is often viewed as culturally homogeneous-"stubbornly national," in T. S. Eliot's phrase, or "the most provincial of the arts," according to W. H. Auden. But in A Transnational Poetics, Jahan Ramazani uncovers the ocean-straddling energies of the poetic imagination-in modernism and the Harlem Renaissance; in post-World War II North America and the North Atlantic; and in ethnic American, postcolonial, and black British writing. Cross-cultural exchange and influence are, he argues, among the chief engines of poetic development in the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries.            Reexamining the work of a wide array of poets, from Eliot, Yeats, and Langston Hughes to Elizabeth Bishop, Lorna Goodison, and Agha Shahid Ali, Ramazani reveals the many ways in which modern and contemporary poetry in English overflows national borders and exceeds the scope of national literary paradigms. Through a variety of transnational templates-globalization, migration, travel, genre, influence, modernity, decolonization, and diaspora-he discovers poetic connection and dialogue across nations and even hemispheres. Exceptionally wide-ranging in scope yet rigorously focused on particulars, A Transnational Poetics demonstrates how poetic analysis can foster an aesthetically attuned transnational literary criticism that is at the same time alert to modernity's global condition.

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Offering an insightful study of transnational poetics, Ramazani (Univ. of Virginia) links modernity, transnationalism, and postcolonialism through a network of writers as they find themselves in a multiculture of global technologies and the remnants of the British empire. He makes the reader aware that the categories of identity are always in danger of being co-opted by a larger hegemony, be it US imperialism or the discipline of literary studies. The author deftly negotiates this difficulty by offering thematic chapters and by covering a range of theoretical issues, including transnational poetries, traveling poetry, the relationship between modernism and postcolonialism, decolonization, and the translocal. He traverses these territories with close readings of the work of, among others, Louise Bennett, Kamau Braithwaite, Lorna Goodison, Langston Hughes, Linton Johnson, Claude McKay, Christopher Okigbo, Okot p'Bitek, Derek Walcott, William Butler Yeats, and W. H. Auden. In bringing such a range of writers into proximity, Ramazani allows the reader to contemplate the form and figures of poetry, which makes this study enjoyable as well as important. This volume extends Ramazani's The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English (CH, Mar'02, 39-3845) and Yeats and the Poetry of Death: Elegy, Self-Elegy, and the Sublime (CH, Mar'91, 28-3755). Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. R. T. Prus Southeastern Oklahoma State University

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