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Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

Reading Uncreative Writing

Conceptualism, Expression, and the Lyric

Authors: Kaufmann, David

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  • Provides a new perspective on contemporary accounts of the lyric poem Analyzes the often controversial points of view surrounding uncreative writing Explores Neo-Conceptualist writings relationship with aesthetics and affect

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This book examines Uncreative Writing—the catch-all term to describe Neo-Conceptualism, Flarf and related avant-garde movements in contemporary North American poetry—against a decade of controversy. David Kaufman analyzes texts by Kenneth Goldsmith, Vanessa Place, Robert Fitterman, Ara Shirinyan, Craig Dworkin, Dan Farrell and Katie Degentesh to demonstrate that Uncreative Writing is not a revolutionary break from lyric tradition as its proponents claim. Nor is it a racist, reactionary capitulation to neo-liberalism as its detractors argue. Rather, this monograph shows that Uncreative Writing’s real innovations and weaknesses become clearest when read in the context of the very lyric that it claims to have left behind.

About the authors

David Kaufmann teaches literature at George Mason University. He is the author of The Business of Common Life (1995) and Telling Stories: Philip Guston’s Later Works  (2010), as well as a number of articles on poetry and theory.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Uncreative Writing
Book Subtitle
Conceptualism, Expression, and the Lyric
Authors
Series Title
Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62292-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62292-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62291-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87282-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 169
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