Contemporary Women's Poetry and the Urban Space : Experimental Cities / Zoë Skoulding
- Skoulding, Zoë
- Houndmills, Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- vii, 234 pages ; 23 cm
- Introduction -- Part I. Location: 1. Address and Rhythm -- Part II. Vision, Power and Knowledge: 2. Alice Notley: Disobedient Cities; 3. Lisa Samuels: Unknown Cities -- Part III. Language and Locality: 4. Geraldine Monk's Restless Soil; 5. Ágnes Lehóczky and the Palimpsestic City -- Part IV. Polis: 6. Erín Moure's Irruptive Citizenship; 7. Lisa Robertson: Prosody of the Polis -- Part V. Acts of Attention: 8. Against Background: Reframings of the City; 9. Performance and Absence in the Heterotopian City -- Conclusion.
- "If the urban imagination has been traditionally masculine, this book shifts attention to the role of the city and its processes of mutual transformation in poetry by women writers. By turns challenging, rebellious, utopian and sceptical, some of the most richly experimental poetry is currently being written by women. This book offers readings of their work informed by theorizations of the city, as well as looking at how their innovations in language and form enable new visions of urban space. It addresses key issues in the imagining of the contemporary city and its global relationships, including changing understandings of the body and embodied space in technologized urban environments and the role of cohabiting languages in creating new forms of polis. "--
- 9780230292789 (hardback)
9781137368041 (PDF ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-229) and index.
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