|Module Title||POSTMODERN POETICS AND CONTEMPORARY POETRY, 1970-1990|
|Semester||Available Semesters 1 And 2|
|Other staff||Dr Timothy Woods, Mr Peter Barry|
|Course delivery||Seminar||2 hours per week|
|Assessment||Essay||1 x 5,000 word essay|
This module is intended to explore the varieties of linguistic experimentation within contemporary poetics and poetry in both North America and the United Kingdom. Since the advent of the postmodern poetics of Charles Olson in the 1950s, a whole range of alternative poetic practices set in opposition to orthodox poetries has developed, embracing sound poetries, concrete poetries, 'language' poetries, ethnic poetries, feminist poetries.
1. A Poststructuralist/Postmodern Poetics?
Essays by Eric Mottram, Charles Bernstine, Peter Middleton, Steve McCaffrey
2. L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poetry and the New York Scene
Paul Hoover (ed), Postmodern American Poetry (1994); The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book, (eds.) Andrews and Bernstein
3. The Bay Area and Linguistic Expermentation
Paul Hoover (ed) Postmodern American Poetry, (1994); The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book, (eds.) Andrews and Bernstein
4. Radical Poetries in Britain I: A Class Apart
Tony Harrison, V; Allen Fisher, The Place project
5. Radical Poetries in Britain II: Dissonant Voices
Iain Sinclair (ed), Conductors of Chaos (1996)
The module wil work from the following core texts: Iain Sinclair (ed), "Conductors of Chaos" (1996); Paul Hoover (ed) "Postmodern American Poetry" (1994).
Owing to the difficulty in purchasing material from small presses which is now out-of-print, these texts will be supplemented by a brochure of selected extracts.