The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry by Cary NelsonThe Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry by Cary Nelson

The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

EditorCary Nelson

Paperback | December 15, 2014

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The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry gives readers a cutting-edge introduction to the kaleidoscopic world of American poetry over the last century. Offering a comprehensive approach to the debates that have defined the study of American verse, the twenty-five originalessays contained herein take up a wide array of topics: the influence of jazz on the Beats and beyond; European and surrealist influences on style; poetics of the disenfranchised; religion and the national epic; antiwar and dissent poetry; the AIDS epidemic; digital innovations; transnationalism;hip hop; and more. Alongside these topics, major interpretive perspectives such as Marxist, psychoanalytic, disability, queer, and ecocritcal are incorporated. Throughout, the names that have shaped American poetry in the period - Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, Sterling Brown, Hart Crane,William Carlos Williams, Posey, Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Larry Eigner, and others - serve as touchstones along the tour of the poetic landscape.
Cary Nelson is Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:734 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:December 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019020415X

ISBN - 13:9780190204150


Table of Contents

List of ContributorsPart I1. Cary Nelson: A Century of Innovation: American Poetry from 1900 to the PresentPart II2. Rachel Blau DuPlessis: Social Texts and Poetic Texts: Poetry and Cultural Studies3. Robert Dale Parker: American Indian Poetry at the Dawn of Modernism4. Melissa Girard: "Jeweled Bindings": Modernist Women's Poetry and the Limits of Sentimentality5. John Marsh: Hired Men and Hired Women: Modern American Poetry and the Labor Problem6. Linda A. Kinnahan: Economics and Gender in Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore7. Peter Nicholls: Poetry and Rhetoric: Modernism and Beyond8. Charles Altieri: Cezanne's Ideal of "Realization": A Useful Analogy for the Spirit of Modernity in American Poetry9. Edward Brunner: Stepping Out, Sitting In: Modern Poetry's Counterpoint with Jazz and the Blues10. Tim Newcomb: Out With the Crowd: Modern American Poets Speaking to Mass Culture11. Susan Rosenbaum: Exquisite Corpse: Surrealist Influence on the American Poetry Scene, 1920-196012. Mike Chasar: Material Concerns: Incidental Poetry, Popular Culture, and Ordinary Readers in Modern America13. Philip Metres: "With Ambush and Stratagem": American Poetry in the Age of Pure War14. Karen Jackson Ford: The Fight and the Fiddle in Twentieth-Century African American Poetry15. Josephine Park: Asian American Poetry16. Walter Kalaidjian: "The Pardon of Speech": The Psychoanalysis of Modern American Poetry17. Jahan Ramazani: American Poetry, Prayer, and the News18. Michael Thurston: The Tranquilized Fifties: Forms of Dissent in Postwar American Poetry19. Al Filreis: The End of the End of Poetic Ideology, 196020. Lytle Shaw: Fieldwork in New American Poetry: From Cosmology to Discourse21. Mark W. Van Wienen: "Do our chains offend you?": The Poetry of American Political Prisoners22. Michael Davidson: Disability Poetics23. Lynn Keller: Green Reading: Modern and Contemporary American Poetry and Environmental Criticism24. Timothy Yu: Transnationalism and Diaspora in American Poetry25. James Smethurst: "Internationally Known": The Black Arts Movement and U.S. Poetry in the Age of Hip Hop26. Adalaide Morris: Minding Machines / Machining Minds: Writing (at) the Human-Machine InterfaceIndex