Teaching Modernist Poetry by N. MarshTeaching Modernist Poetry by N. Marsh

Teaching Modernist Poetry

byN. MarshEditorP. Middleton

Paperback | January 27, 2010

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This book recognizes that modernist poetry can be both difficult and rewarding to teach. Leading scholars and poets from the UK and the US offer practical, innovative, up to date strategies for teaching the reading and writing of modernist poetry across its long diverse histories, taking in experimentation, performance, hypertext and much more.
CHARLES BERNSTEIN Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania, USA PETER BARRY Professor of English, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK AL FILREIS Kelly Professor, Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, and Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, University of...
Title:Teaching Modernist PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:205 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.49 inPublished:January 27, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230202330

ISBN - 13:9780230202337

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Table of Contents

Series Preface Notes on Contributors Introduction: Pedagogy and Poetics; N.Marsh The Elusive Allusion: Poetry as Exegesis; P.Nicholls Politics and Modernist Poetics; D.Milne Science and Poetry; M.H.Whitworth 'The New comes forward': Anglo-American Modernist Women Poets; H.Tarlo Race, Modernism and Institutions; C.Sweeney Contemporary British Modernisms; P.Barry Modernist Pedagogy at the End of the Lecture: IT and the Poetics Classroom; A.Filreis Reading and Writing Through Found Materials: from modernism to contemporary practice; R.Olsen Experiment in Practice and Speculation in Poetics; R.Sheppard Wreading, Writing, Wresponding; C.Bernstein Early Modernism, Late Modernism, and Interpretative Ingenuity; P.Middleton Index

Editorial Reviews

'This valuable collection touches on a wide range of concerns: how might individual poems be discussed productively in seminars; how can questions of form be related to historical issues; should allusions be tracked down and explicated or should they be left to resonate in readers' minds, opening interpretation up rather than closing it down; to what extent is it reasonable to speak of two "modernisms", the "break" between them being roughly marked by the Second World War; how can teachers address modernism's often reactionary politics and how might pedagogy be radicalised... All the essays published here have valuable contributions to make to these questions, but those by Peter Nicholls, Drew Milne, Harriet Tarlo and Peter Middleton are especially rewarding. This volume will not be of interest to just teachers of modernist history but also to researchers; the emphasis it places on pedagogy is especially useful, but most essays have equally valuable things to say about the history, intellectual range, linguistic complexity and political implications of modernist poetry and its continuing legacies.' - Routledge ABES June 2011