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A Transtational Portics

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/9780226703374.003.0002
A Transtational Portics

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This chapter examines the formal, historical and disciplinary consequences of cross-national influence and interstitial migrancy for English-language poetry in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It analyzes the methodological and political implications of reshaping a humanistic subdiscipline to reflect the intercultural energies and mobilities of cross-national literary citizenship. This chapter also discusses the role of poetic transnationalism in helping us understand a world in which cultural boundaries are permeable and read like imaginative citizens of worlds that ceaselessly overlap, intersect and converge.

Keywords: English-language poetry; cross-national influence; interstitial migrancy; humanistic subdiscipline; literary citizenship; poetic transnationalism; cultural boundaries

Chapter.  10124 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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