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Ideas of Space in Contemporary Poetry
 
 
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17 Apr 2007
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Ideas of Space in Contemporary Poetry gives a comprehensive account of the way processes of globalization and spatial theory have influenced the work of contemporary poets from the UK and the US. Key elements of the 'spatial turn' in cultural and social theory are drawn from the work of figures as diverse as Henri Lefebvre and Doreen Massey and related to developments in poetry and poetics. A more detailed study of postwar US poetry from the 1950s to the 1970s is complemented by analyses of visual and concrete poetry, issues of history and identity and the way in which digital technology and the internet have influenced the production and distribution of poetic texts. Ian Davidson vividly demonstrates how contemporary poetry, some of which is difficult and challenging, sustains an engagement with important social and political issues.


Description

Ideas of Space in Contemporary Poetry gives a comprehensive account of the way processes of globalization and spatial theory have influenced the work of contemporary poets from the UK and the US. Key elements of the 'spatial turn' in cultural and social theory are drawn from the work of figures as diverse as Henri Lefebvre and Doreen Massey and related to developments in poetry and poetics. A more detailed study of postwar US poetry from the 1950s to the 1970s is complemented by analyses of visual and concrete poetry, issues of history and identity and the way in which digital technology and the internet have influenced the production and distribution of poetic texts. Ian Davidson vividly demonstrates how contemporary poetry, some of which is difficult and challenging, sustains an engagement with important social and political issues.


Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword; P.Barry
Introduction
Aesthetics of Space: Cubism to Language Poetry
Spatial Theories and Poetic Practices
The Space Age: The 1950s to the 1970s
Histories of Selves: Space, Identity and Subjectivity
Space and Identity
Now You See It: Visual Poetry and the Space of the Page
Through the Looking Glass: Poetry in Virtual Worlds
Works Cited
Index


Authors

IAN DAVIDSON is Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Bangor, UK. His critical work has appeared in a number of reviews and journals and his most recent collection of poetry is As if Only (2006).