Nationalism, Transnationalism, and the Poetry of Mourning

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:
Nationalism, Transnationalism, and the Poetry of Mourning

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This chapter analyzes how, why and to what extent nationalism, antinationalism and transnationalism intersect in poetry of mourning. It examines how the elegy might help in developing a taxonomy of the various forms of literary transnationalism and discusses the intercultural microcommunities of grief between mourner and mourned and the nation-crossing figurations of death and mourning. This chapter also analyzes the elegies of several poets including Wilfred Owen, W. H. Auden and Denise Levertov.

Keywords: mourning; nationalism; antinationalism; transnationalism; elegy; literary transnationalism; grief; Wilfred Owen; W. H. Auden; Denise Levertov

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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