A Poetics of Resistance Book

A Poetics of Resistance

  • Author : Jeff Conant
  • Publisher : AK Press
  • Date : 2010
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781849350006

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A Poetics of Resistance Book

A Poetics of Resistance

  • Author : David Ward
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Date : 1995
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 0838635857

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A Poetics of Resistance: Narrative and the Writings of Pier Paolo Pasolini examines the writings of the Italian poet, novelist, filmmaker, theorist, and dramaturg. Since his murder in 1975 - and especially in the last eight years - Pasolini has been the object of growing critical attention, especially in the United States. For the most part, this new attention has been directed at Pasolini's cinema, the part of his multifarious cultural activity for which he is best known outside Italy. Pasolini, however, was extremely active in different areas of Italian cultural life. Before dedicating himself to cinema, he had made his name as a poet, novelist, and theorist of language and literature, and in the course of his career also achieved fame as a film theorist, dramaturg, and journalist. This book aims to redress this imbalance by directing critical attention to these relatively neglected areas of Pasolini studies. In particular, the book focuses on the question of narrative form that invests all of Pasolini's writings. The book offers readers in-depth analyses of all Pasolini's novels, including for the first time in English a detailed analysis of Petrolio, which has received no critical attention outside Italy. The part of Pasolini's writing that has received the most critical attention has been his film theory. As well as offering a panorama of Italian, British, French, and American readings of these difficult essays, Ward argues that it is necessary to reconsider the role ascribed to what Pasolini calls "film," the process by which a narrative account of reality is put together. Ward also offers detailed analyses of Pasolini's six verse tragedies.

A Poetics of Resistance Book

A Poetics of Resistance

  • Author : Mary K. DeShazer
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Date : 1994
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 0472065637

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A survey of the empowering poetry of politically active women in El Salvador, South Africa, and the United States.

  douard Glissant Book

douard Glissant

  • Author : Sam Coombes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Date : 2018-07-26
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781350036857

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Édouard Glissant was a leading voice in debates centering on the postcolonial condition and on the present and future of globalisation. Prolific as both a theorist and a literary author, Glissant started his career as a contemporary of Frantz Fanon in the early days of francophone postcolonial thought. In the latter part of his career Glissant's vision pushed beyond the boundaries of postcolonialism to encompass the contemporary phenomenon of globalisation. Sam Coombes offers a detailed analysis of Glissant's thought, setting out the reasons why Glissant's vision for a world of intercultural interaction both reflects but also seeks to provide a correction to some of the leading tendencies commonly associated with contemporary theory today.

Poetry as Resistance Book

Poetry as Resistance

  • Author : Nukhbah Taj Langah
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Date : 2020-11-30
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781000365818

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Focusing on the culturally and historically rich Siraiki-speaking region, often tagged as ‘South Punjab’, this book discusses the ways in which Siraiki creative writers have transformed into political activists, resisting the self-imposed domination of the Punjabi–Mohajir ruling elite. Influenced by Sufi poets, their poetry takes the shape of both protest and dialogue. This book reflects upon the politics of identity and the political complications which are a result of colonisation and later, neo-colonisation of Pakistan. It challenges the philosophy of Pakistan — a state created for Muslims — which is now taking the shape of religious fanaticism, while disregarding ethnic and linguistic issues such as that of Siraiki.

The Resistance to Poetry Book

The Resistance to Poetry

  • Author : James Longenbach
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Date : 2004-04-01
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 0226492494

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Poems inspire our trust, argues James Longenbach in this bracing work, because they don't necessarily ask to be trusted. Theirs is the language of self-questioning—metaphors that turn against themselves, syntax that moves one way because it threatens to move another. Poems resist themselves more strenuously than they are resisted by the cultures receiving them. But the resistance to poetry is quite specifically the wonder of poetry. Considering a wide array of poets, from Virgil and Milton to Dickinson and Glück, Longenbach suggests that poems convey knowledge only inasmuch as they refuse to be vehicles for the efficient transmission of knowledge. In fact, this self-resistance is the source of the reader's pleasure: we read poetry not to escape difficulty but to embrace it. An astute writer and critic of poems, Longenbach makes his case through a sustained engagement with the language of poetry. Each chapter brings a fresh perspective to a crucial aspect of poetry (line, syntax, figurative language, voice, disjunction) and shows that the power of poetry depends less on meaning than on the way in which it means—on the temporal process we negotiate in the act of reading or writing a poem. Readers and writers who embrace that process, Longenbach asserts, inevitably recoil from the exaggeration of the cultural power of poetry in full awareness that to inflate a poem's claim on our attention is to weaken it. A graceful and skilled study, The Resistance to Poetry honors poetry by allowing it to be what it is. This book arrives at a critical moment—at a time when many people are trying to mold and market poetry into something it is not.

Poetic Resistance Book

Poetic Resistance

  • Author : Pamela Hammons
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2020-08-27
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9781000160826

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This title was first published in 2002: Pamela Hammons' study contributes to the booming field of early modern women writers by contextualizing and analyzing a unique configuration of underexamined women's texts. By examining how 17th-century English women's composition of lyrics intersects significantly with the social experiences of the writers, the book challenges assumptions that have limited the study of early modern women's writing and reveals the power of lyrics in women's reconceiving or changing of their positions in society. Here Hammons reconsiders how generic conventions were employed as a means by which women writers could borrow from socially sanctioned poetic traditions to express potentially subversive views of their social roles as mothers, religious leaders, widows, and poets. Although the narrative concentrates on early modern lyrics, it also treats contemporary plays, epics, prose polemics, conversion narratives, religious treatises, newsbook articles, and Biblical texts in building its arguments. The study engages extensively with issues concerning manuscript and social texts in the context of print culture through the close examination of a variety of textual practices.

Poetry of Resistance Book

Poetry of Resistance

  • Author : Francisco X. Alarcón
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Date : 2016-03-10
  • Category : Poetry
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9780816502790

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"Poetry of Resistance" offers a poetic call for tolerance, reflection, reconciliation, and healing. Bringing together more than eighty writers, the anthology powerfully articulates the need for change and the primacy of basic human rights.

Histories of Violence Book

Histories of Violence

  • Author : Brad Evans
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Date : 2017-01-15
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781783602407

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While there is a tacit appreciation that freedom from violence will lead to more prosperous relations among peoples, violence continues to be deployed for various political and social ends. Yet the problem of violence still defies neat description, subject to many competing interpretations. Histories of Violence offers an accessible yet compelling examination of the problem of violence as it appears in the corpus of canonical figures – from Hannah Arendt to Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault to Slavoj Žižek – who continue to influence and inform contemporary political, philosophical, sociological, cultural, and anthropological study. Written by a team of internationally renowned experts, this is an essential interrogation of post-war critical thought as it relates to violence.

The Poetry of Resistance Book

The Poetry of Resistance

  • Author : Sidney Burris
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1990
  • Category : Country life in literature
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : UOM:39015017990568

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For the last twenty years Mason's work (first published in 1966) has been the standard edition of the poems and letters of this young black poet of 18th century Boston. This new edition has been extensively revised in light of new scholarship and has been expanded to include all of Wheatley's 55 poems and 22 letters, the significant variants of poems, and the four Proposals for publication of her works, all of them annotated. Paper edition (unseen) $12.95. Burris (English, U. of Arkansas) examines Heaney's pastoral poems, a form historically political, demonstrating how the poet has modernized and extended the form. Burris argues that Heaney's achievements have satisfied the aesthetic demands of art as well as responsibly addressing the turmoil in his society. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Hearts and Minds Book

Hearts and Minds

  • Author : Michael Bibby
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Date : 1996
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 0813522986

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The early 1960s to the mid-1970s was one of the most turbulent periods in American history. The U.S. military was engaged in its longest, costliest overseas conflict, while the home front was torn apart by riots, protests, and social activism. In the midst of these upheavals, an underground and countercultural press emerged, giving activists an extraordinary forum for a range of imaginative expressions. Poetry held a prominent place in this alternative media. The poem was widely viewed by activists as an inherently anti-establishment form of free expression, and poets were often in the vanguards of political activism. Hearts and Minds is the first book-length study of the poems of the Black Liberation, Women's Liberation, and GI Resistance movements during the Vietnam era. Drawing on recent cultural and literary theories, Bibby investigates the significance of images, tropes, and symbols of human bodies in activist poetry. Many key political slogans of the period--"black is beautiful," "off our backs"--foreground the body. Bibby demonstrates that figurations of bodies marked important sites of social and political struggle. Although poetry played such an important role in Vietnam-era activism, literary criticism has largely ignored most of this literature. Bibby recuperates the cultural-historical importance of Vietnam-era activist poetry, highlighting both its relevant contexts and revealing how it engaged political and social struggles that continue to motivate contemporary history. Arguing for the need to read cultural history through these "underground" texts, Hearts and Minds offers new grounds for understanding the recent history of American poetry and the role poetry has played as a medium of imaginative political expression.

Rhythm and Resistance Book

Rhythm and Resistance

  • Author : Linda Christensen
  • Publisher : Rethinking Schools
  • Date : 2015-04-15
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 0942961617

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"Rhythm and Resistance offers practical lessons about how to teach poetry to build community, understand literature and history, talk back to injustice, and construct stronger literacy skils across content areas and grade levels-- from elementary school to graduate school. Rhythm and Resistance reclaims poetry as a necessary part of a larger vision of what it means to teach for justice." from cover.

Anthems of Resistance  A Celebration of Progressive Urdu Poetry Book

Anthems of Resistance A Celebration of Progressive Urdu Poetry

  • Author : Ali Husain Mir
  • Publisher : Roli Books Private Limited
  • Date : 2006-01-01
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9789351940654

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"Let a thousand verses bloom. Anthems of Resistance is about the iconoclastic tradition of poetry nurtured by Ali Sardar Jafri, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Javed Akhtar, Fehmida Riyaz and all those who have been part of the progressive writers' movement in the Indian subcontinent. It documents the rise of the Progressive Writers' Association, its period of ascendancy, its crucial role in the struggle for independence, and its unflagging spirit of resistance against injustice. In the process, the book highlights various aspects of the PWA's aesthetics and politics such as its internationalist ethos, its romance with modernity, its engagement with feminism, its relationship to Hindi cinema and film lyrics, and the vision of a radically new world which its members articulated with passion. Part history, part literary analysis, part poetic translation, and part unabashed celebration of the PWA era, this book is truly a unique resource. This is a lucidly written account of a glorious chapter in the history of Indian literature. The powerful verses of the PWA poets are wonderfully translated and, along with the highly accessible transliteration, offer the general reader a rare opportunity to appreciate the writings that helped shape a nation. Anthems of Resistance is truly an inspiring and pleasurable read." - Professor Mushirul Hasan, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi "Such a gift from the Brothers Mir! Lyrical and thoughtful, this introduction to the vast swathe of progressive Urdu poetry belongs on all our shelves, and in all our hearts. It is a companion worthy of the poetry itself. A singular achievement." - Professor Vijay Prashad, Director of International Studies, Trinity College, Connecticut, US "Like the many poets they celebrate, the authors write with passion and conviction ... Their book makes for a joyous and exhilarating read." -Professor C.M. Naim, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago

Narrative Therapy Book

Narrative Therapy

  • Author : Catrina Brown
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Date : 2006-08-03
  • Category : Psychology
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781452222486

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Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives offers a comprehensive introduction to the history and theory of narrative therapy. Influenced by feminist, postmodern, and critical theory, this edited volume illustrates how we make sense of our lives and experiences by ascribing meaning through stories that arise within social conversations and culturally available discourses.

Figures of Resistance Book

Figures of Resistance

  • Author : Richard H. Okada
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Date : 1991-10-31
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780822381723

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In this revisionist study of texts from the mid-Heian period in Japan, H. Richard Okada offers new readings of three well-known tales: The Tale of the Bamboo-cutter, The Tale of Ise, and The Tale of Genji. Okada contends that the cultural and gendered significance of these works has been distorted by previous commentaries and translations belonging to the larger patriarchal and colonialist discourse of Western civilization. He goes on to suggest that this universalist discourse, which silences the feminine aspects of these texts and subsumes their writing in misapplied Western canonical literary terms, is sanctioned and maintained by the discipline of Japanese literature. Okada develops a highly original and sophisticated reading strategy that demonstrates how readers might understand texts belonging to a different time and place without being complicit in their assimilation to categories derived from Western literary traditions. The author’s reading stratgey is based on the texts’ own resistance to modes of analysis that employ such Western canonical terms as novel, lyric, and third-person narrative. Emphasis is also given to the distinctive cultural circles, as well as socio-political and genealogical circumstances that surrounded the emergence of the texts. Indispensable readings for specialists in literature, cultural studies, and Japanese literature and history, Figures of Resistance will also appeal to general readers interested in the problems and complexities of studying another culture.