The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

Paperback | December 15, 2014

EditorCary Nelson

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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.

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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 arra...

Cary Nelson is Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:734 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:December 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019020415X

ISBN - 13:9780190204150

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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