Poetics and Praxis ""After"" Objectivism, Paperback / softback Book

Poetics and Praxis ""After"" Objectivism Paperback / softback

Edited by Howard W. Scott, Rossell Broc

Part of the Contemp North American Poetry series


Poetics and Praxis `After' Objectivism examines late twentieth-and early twenty-first-century poetics and praxis within and against the dynamic, disparate legacy of Objectivism and the Objectivists.

This is the first volume in the field to investigate the continuing relevance of the Objectivist ethos to poetic praxis in our time.

The book argues for a reconfiguration of Objectivism, adding contingency to its historical values of sincerity and objectification, within the context of the movement's development and disjunctions from 1931 to the present.

Essays and conversations from emerging and established poets and scholars engage a network of communities in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., shaped by contemporaneous oppositions as well as genealogical (albeit discontinuous) historicisms.

This book articulates Objectivism as an inclusively local, international, and interdisciplinary ethos, and reclaims Objectivist poetics and praxis as modalities for contemporary writers concerned with radical integrations of aesthetics, lyric subjectivities, contingent disruption, historical materialism, and social activism.

The chapter authors and roundtable contributors reexamine foundational notions about Objectivism-who the Objectivists were and are, what Objectivism has been, now is, and what it might become-delivering critiques of aesthetics and politics; of race, class, and gender; and of the literary and cultural history of the movement's development and disjunctions from 1931 to the present.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 3 black & white images
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9781609385927



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