ENGL 771/871 Differential Texts: Topics in Postmodern Literature

Differential texts— . . . exist in different material forms, with no single version being the definitive one. Marjorie Perloff, "Screening the Page/Paging the Screen." Perloff - from Screening the Page - Paging th
e Screen. See also Perloff - from Differential Poetics in Kenneth Goldsmith's Fidget and John Kinsella's

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This course was previously offered in Spring 2015. Some materials and student work from that session may be of interest to you.


Caroline Bergvall
David Antin
Cecilia Vicuña
J.R. Carpenter
Kenneth Goldsmith and Vanessa Place
Kamau Brathwaite
Banner, Mohammad and Philip
Rachel Zolf
Emily Short
Claudine Rankine
Mark Nowak
Charles Bernstein

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Continued discussion of Citizen, including pedagogy and comparison with "Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric".
Linzey's Q2 and Q4
Images, arrangements, genres

Nowak - Cold Mountain Elementary
Linzey's questions
Featherstone review: metonymy; "investigative poetry"
Play, blog...

(Nowak continued?)
Bernstein selections
The formal and social life of poetry today.

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