OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

ISBN : 9780195398779

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Author: 
Cary Nelson
Pages
744 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
181 x 248 mm
Pub date
Feb 2012
Series
Oxford Handbooks
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry provides a comprehensive approach to the debates that have defined the study of American verse of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Topics include: the influence of jazz on beat poetry; surrealist influences on American verse; disability poetics; Asian American poetry; and more.

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List of Contributors

Part I
1. A Century of Innovation: American Poetry from 1900 to the Present
Cary Nelson

Part II
2. Social Texts and Poetic Texts: Poetry and Cultural Studies
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
3. American Indian Poetry at the Dawn of Modernism
Robert Dale Parker
4. "Jeweled Bindings": Modernist Women's Poetry and the Limits of Sentimentality
Melissa Girard
5. Hired Men and Hired Women: Modern American Poetry and the Labor Problem
John Marsh
6. Economics and Gender in Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore
Linda A. Kinnahan
7. Poetry and Rhetoric: Modernism and Beyond
Peter Nicholls
8. Cezanne's Ideal of "Realization": A Useful Analogy for the Spirit of Modernity in American Poetry
Charles Altieri
9. Stepping Out, Sitting In: Modern Poetry's Counterpoint with Jazz and the Blues
Edward Brunner
10. Out With the Crowd: Modern American Poets Speaking to Mass Culture
Tim Newcomb
11. Exquisite Corpse: Surrealist Influence on the American Poetry Scene, 1920-1960
Susan Rosenbaum
12. Material Concerns: Incidental Poetry, Popular Culture, and Ordinary Readers in Modern America
Mike Chasar
13. "With Ambush and Stratagem": American Poetry in the Age of Pure War
Philip Metres
14. The Fight and the Fiddle in Twentieth-Century African American Poetry
Karen Jackson Ford
15. Asian American Poetry
Josephine Park
16. "The Pardon of Speech": The Psychoanalysis of Modern American Poetry
Walter Kalaidjian
17. American Poetry, Prayer, and the News
Jahan Ramazani
18. The Tranquilized Fifties: Forms of Dissent in Postwar American Poetry
Michael Thurston
19. The End of the End of Poetic Ideology, 1960
Al Filreis
20. Fieldwork in New American Poetry: From Cosmology to Discourse
Lytle Shaw
21. "Do our chains offend you?": The Poetry of American Political Prisoners
Mark W. Van Wienen
22. Disability Poetics
Michael Davidson
23. Green Reading: Modern and Contemporary American Poetry and Environmental Criticism
Lynn Keller
24. Transnationalism and Diaspora in American Poetry
Timothy Yu
25. "Internationally Known": The Black Arts Movement and U.S. Poetry in the Age of Hip Hop
James Smethurst
26. Minding Machines / Machining Minds: Writing (at) the Human-Machine Interface
Adalaide Morris
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About the author: 

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

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