Poetry and Dialogism: Hearing Over by M. ScanlonPoetry and Dialogism: Hearing Over by M. Scanlon

Poetry and Dialogism: Hearing Over

EditorM. Scanlon, C. Engbers

Hardcover | August 5, 2014

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Although common conceptions of poetry assume a voice that is solitary, personal, or authoritative - a monologue that readers can only overhear and accede to - this volume presupposes that poetry may be dialogic. The essays posit various foundations, gradations, and practices of poetic dialogism; theorize a diverse scope and purpose of dialogic poetry, from secluded prayer to political activism; and examine subgenres of poetry as well as discourses from the Bible to Amos 'n' Andy. In doing so, they contribute to the field of ethics and literature as well, insisting that poetry may be even profoundly oriented toward an Other, whether that dialogism is traceable in speech acts; in differentiated consciousnesses, ideologies, discourses, languages, or allusions; in the rhythm, intonation, or formal devices that encode such exchange; or in the production or reception of the poem. What does dialogic poetry look like - or is it the poetry we've known all along?
Mara Scanlon, Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, USA, specializes in poetry and poetics, women's literature, ethics and literature, modernism, and digital humanities. Related publications include studies of the dialogic lyric, focusing on African American poet Robert Hayden, and a Bakhtinian reading of Derek Wa...
Title:Poetry and Dialogism: Hearing OverFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pagesPublished:August 5, 2014Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction: Hearing Over; Mara Scanlon 1. Dialogism and Monologism in ''Song of Myself''; Stephen Pierson 2. Aesthetic Activity in Sir Thomas Wyatt''s Penitential Psalms; Chad Engbers 3. Lyric Ventriloquism and the Dialogic Translations of Pasternak, Mandelstam and Celan; Tom Dolack 4. Robert Lowell''s ''common novel plot'': Names, Naming, and Polyphony in The Dolphin; Geoffrey Lindsay 5. Poetic Address and Intimate Reading: The Offered Hand; William Waters 6. Hasidim in Poetry: Dialogical Poetics of Encounter in Denise Levertov''s The Jacob''s Ladder; Temple Cone 7. Reading the Process: Stuart Hall, TV News, Heteroglossia, and Poetry; James D. Sullivan 8. Dialogic Poetry as Emancipatory Technology: Ventriloquy and Voiceovers in the Rhythmic Junctures of Harryette Mullen''s Muse & Drudge; Andrea Witzke Slot 9. Zehra Çirak and the Aporia of Dialogism; Erin Trapp Index