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Poetry, Modernity, and Globalization

Jahan Ramazani

in A Transnational Poetics

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780226703442
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226703374 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.003.0001
Poetry, Modernity, and Globalization

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This chapter examines what we can learn about globalization from poetry and from poetry about globalization. It discuses modern and contemporary poets' conception of the poetic imagination as transnational, a nation-crossing force that exceeds the limits of the territorial and juridical norm. This chapter argues that while creolization, hybridization and the like are often regarded as exotic or multicultural sideshows to literary histories of formal advancement or the growth of discrete national poetries, these cross-cultural dynamics are among the engines of modern and contemporary poetic development and innovation.

Keywords: poetry; globalization; poetic imagination; creolization; hybridization; poetic development; poetic innovation; contemporary poets

Chapter.  7804 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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