Breathing Aesthetics

Breathing Aesthetics

Author: Jean-Thomas Tremblay

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478023494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

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In Breathing Aesthetics Jean-Thomas Tremblay argues that difficult breathing indexes the uneven distribution of risk in a contemporary era marked by the increasing contamination, weaponization, and monetization of air. Tremblay shows how biopolitical and necropolitical forces tied to the continuation of extractive capitalism, imperialism, and structural racism are embodied and experienced through respiration. They identify responses to the crisis in breathing in aesthetic practices ranging from the film work of Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta to the disability diaries of Bob Flanagan, to the Black queer speculative fiction of Renee Gladman. In readings of these and other minoritarian works of experimental film, endurance performance, ecopoetics, and cinema-vérité, Tremblay contends that articulations of survival now depend on the management and dispersal of respiratory hazards. In so doing, they reveal how an aesthetic attention to breathing generates historically, culturally, and environmentally situated tactics and strategies for living under precarity.

Dispersion

Dispersion

Author: Branka Arsic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501370601

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Plants are silent, still, or move slowly; we do not have the sense that they accompany us, or even perceive us. But is there something that plants are telling us? Is there something about how they live and connect, how they relate to the world and other plants that can teach us about ecological thinking, about ethics and politics? Grounded in Thoreau's ecology and in contemporary plant studies, Dispersion: Thoreau and Vegetal Thought offers answers to those questions by pondering such concepts as co-dependence, the continuity of life forms, relationality, cohabitation, porousness, fragility, the openness of beings to incessant modification by other beings and phenomena, patience, waiting, slowness and receptivity.

Places in the Making

Places in the Making

Author: Jim Cocola

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609384111

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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7. From Aztlán: Gloria Anzaldúa and Jimmy Santiago Baca -- 8. Remilitarized Poems: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Myung Mi Kim -- 9. Forget Your Pastoral: Haunani-Kay Trask and Craig Santos Perez -- Coda: Look Through to Somewhere -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index

ECODEVIANCE

ECODEVIANCE

Author: CAConrad

Publisher: Wave Books

ISBN: 9781940696010

Category: Poetry

Page: 162

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Twenty-three new (Soma)tic exercises and rituals for creating an "extreme present" and their resulting poems.

Please Excuse This Poem

Please Excuse This Poem

Author: Brett F Lauer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101615386

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

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One hundred poems. One hundred voices. One hundred different points of view. Here is a cross-section of American poetry as it is right now—full of grit and love, sparkling with humor, searing the heart, smashing through boundaries on every page. Please Excuse This Poem features one hundred acclaimed younger poets from truly diverse backgrounds and points of view, whose work has appeared everywhere from The New Yorker to Twitter, tackling a startling range of subjects in a startling range of poetic forms. Dealing with the aftermath of war; unpacking the meaning of “the rape joke”; sharing the tender moments at the start of a love affair: these poems tell the world as they see it. Editors Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick have crafted a book that is a must-read for those wanting to know the future of poetry. With an introduction from award-winning poet, editor, and translator Carolyn Forché, Please Excuse This Poem has the power to change the way you look at the world. It is The Best American Nonrequired Reading—in poetry form.

American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010

American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010

Author: Rachel Greenwald Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108547550

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010 illuminates the dynamic transformations that occurred in American literary culture during the first decade of the twenty-first century. The volume is the first major critical collection to address the literature of the 2000s, a decade that saw dramatic changes in digital technology, economics, world affairs, and environmental awareness. Beginning with an introduction that takes stock of the period's major historical, cultural, and literary movements, the volume features accessible essays on a wide range of topics, including genre fiction, the treatment of social networking in literature, climate change fiction, the ascendency of Amazon and online booksellers, 9/11 literature, finance and literature, and the rise of prestige television. Mapping the literary culture of a decade of promise and threat, American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010 provides an invaluable resource on twenty-first century American literature for general readers, students, and scholars alike.

Timelines of American Literature

Timelines of American Literature

Author: Cody Marrs

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421427133

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 361

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What is our definition of "modernismif we imagine it stretching from 1865 to 1965 instead of 1890 to 1945? How does the captivity narrative change when we consider it as a contemporary, not just a "colonial,genre? What does the course of American literature look like set against the backdrop of federal denials of Native sovereignty or housing policies that exacerbated segregation? Filled with challenges to scholars, inspirations for teachers (anchored by an appendix of syllabi), and entry points for students, Timelines of American Literature gathers some of the most exciting new work in the field to showcase the revelatory potential of fresh thinking about how we organize the literary past.

A Companion to American Poetry

A Companion to American Poetry

Author: Mary McAleer Balkun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119669227

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

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A COMPANION TO AMERICAN POETRY A Companion to American Poetry brings together original essays by both established scholars and emerging critical voices to explore the latest topics and debates in American poetry and its study. Highlighting the diverse nature of poetic practice and scholarship, this comprehensive volume addresses a broad range of individual poets, movements, genres, and concepts from the seventeenth century to the present day. Organized thematically, the Companion’s thirty-seven chapters address a variety of emerging trends in American poetry, providing historical context and new perspectives on topics such as poetics and identity, poetry and the arts, early and late experimentalisms, poetry and the transcendent, transnational poetics, poetry of engagement, poetry in cinema and popular music, Queer and Trans poetics, poetry and politics in the 21st century, and African American, Asian American, Latinx, and Indigenous poetries. Both a nuanced survey of American poetry and a catalyst for future scholarship, A Companion to American Poetry is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, academic researchers and scholars, and general readers with interest in current trends in American poetry.

The Best American Poetry 2014

The Best American Poetry 2014

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476708157

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Featuring an introduction by a National Book Award-winning writer and a foreword by the award-winning Best American Poetry series editor, a latest annual anthology complements top-selected American poems of the year with poet notes about their creative processes.