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A Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, 1960 - 2015


A Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, 1960 - 2015


Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture 1. Aufl.

von: Wolfgang Gortschacher, David Malcolm

152,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 14.12.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9781118843253
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 560

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<p><b>A comprehensive and scholarly review of contemporary British and Irish Poetry</b></p> <p>With contributions from noted scholars in the field, <i>A Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, 1960-2015</i> offers a collection of writings from a diverse group of experts. They explore the richness of individual poets, genres, forms, techniques, traditions, concerns, and institutions that comprise these two distinct but interrelated national poetries.</p> <p>Part of the acclaimed Blackwell Companion to Literature and Culture series, this book contains a comprehensive survey of the most important contemporary Irish and British poetry. The contributors provide new perspectives and positions on the topic. This important book:</p> <ul> <li>Explores the institutions, histories, and receptions of contemporary Irish and British poetry</li> <li>Contains contributions from leading scholars of British and Irish poetry</li> <li>Includes an analysis of the most prominent Irish and British poets</li> <li>Puts contemporary Irish and British poetry in context</li> </ul> <p>Written for students and academics of contemporary poetry, <i>A Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, 1960-2015</i> offers a comprehensive review of contemporary poetry from a wide range of diverse contributors.</p>
<p>Contributors’ Notes</p> <p>Preface</p> <p><b>Section 1 Introduction – 1960-2015: A Brief Overview of the Verse</b></p> <p>Wolfgang Görtschacher and David Malcolm</p> <p><b>Section 2 Contexts, Forms, Topics, and Movements</b></p> <p>a. Institutions, Histories, Receptions</p> <p>1. Some Institutions of the British and Irish (Sub)Fields of Poetry: Little Magazines, Publishers, Prizes, and Poetry in Translation</p> <p>Wolfgang Görtschacher</p> <p>2. Anthologies: Distortions and Corrections, Poetries, and Voices</p> <p>David Kennedy</p> <p>3. Minding the Trench: The Reception of British and Irish Poetry in America, 1960-2015</p> <p>Daniel Bourne</p> <p>4. Readers: Who Reads Modern Poetry?</p> <p>Juha Virtanen</p> <p>b. Genre, Kind, Technique</p> <p>1. Manifestos and Poetics/Poets on Writing</p> <p>Daniel Weston</p> <p>2. The Genres of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry</p> <p>Gareth Farmer</p> <p>3. The Elegy</p> <p>Stephen Regan</p> <p>4. The Sonnet</p> <p>David Fuller</p> <p>5. Free Verse and Open Form</p> <p>Lacy Rumsey</p> <p>6. Satire</p> <p>David Wheatley</p> <p>7. The Traditional Short Lyric Poem in Britain and Ireland, 1960-2010</p> <p>Tim Liardet and Jennifer Militello</p> <p>8. (Post)Modern Lyric Poetry</p> <p>Alex Perstell</p> <p>9. The Long Poem after Pound</p> <p>Will May</p> <p>c. Groupings, Themes</p> <p>1. Generations</p> <p>Robert Hampson</p> <p>2. The Movement</p> <p>David Malcolm</p> <p>3. The Liverpool Poets</p> <p>Ludmiła Gruszewska Blaim</p> <p>4. The British Poetry Revival</p> <p>Robert Sheppard</p> <p>5. Poets of Ulster</p> <p>Martin Ryle</p> <p>6. Martians: Towards a Poetics of Wonder</p> <p>Małgorzata Grzegorzewska</p> <p>7. Linguistically Innovative Poetry in the 1980s and 1990s</p> <p>Scott Thurston</p> <p>8. Concrete and Performance Poetry</p> <p>Jerzy Jarniewicz</p> <p>9. Performances of Technology as Compositional Practice in British and Irish Contemporary Poetry</p> <p>John Sparrow</p> <p>10. “Here to Stay”: Black British Poetry and the post–WWII United Kingdom</p> <p>Bartosz Wójcik</p> <p>11. Anglo-Jewish Poetry</p> <p>David Malcolm</p> <p>12. Gay and Lesbian Poetry</p> <p>Prudence Chamberlain</p> <p>13. Women Poets in the British Isles</p> <p>Marc Porée</p> <p>14. Irish Women Poets</p> <p>Monika Szuba</p> <p>15. Religious Poetry, 1960-2015</p> <p>Hugh Dunkerley</p> <p>16. Love Poetry</p> <p>Eleanor Spencer</p> <p>17. Political Poetry</p> <p>Ian Davidson and Jo Lindsay Walton</p> <p>18. Radical Landscape Poetry in Scotland</p> <p>Alan Riach</p> <p>19. Coincidentia Oppositorum: Myth in Contemporary Poetry</p> <p>Erik Martiny</p> <p>d. The Past and Other Countries</p> <p>1. History and Poetry</p> <p>Jerzy Jarniewicz</p> <p>2. British and Irish Poets Abroad/in Exile</p> <p>Glyn Pursglove</p> <p><b>Section 3 Poets and Poems: Canon, Off-Canon, Non-Canon</b></p> <p>3.1 John Agard - Ralf Hertel</p> <p>3.2 Eavan Boland - Peter Hühn</p> <p>3.3 Paul Durcan - Jessika Köhler</p> <p>3.4 James Fenton - David Malcolm</p> <p>3.5 Bill Griffiths - Ian Davidson</p> <p>3.6 Excluding Visions of Life in Poems by Thom Gunn - Tomasz Wisniewski</p> <p>3. 7 “Now Put It Together”: Lee Harwood and the Gentle Art of Collage - Robert Sheppard</p> <p>3.8 Listening to Words and Silence: The Poetry of Elizabeth Jennings - Jean Ward</p> <p>3.9 “Forever in excess”: Barry MacSweeney, Consumerism, and Popular Culture - Paul Batchelor</p> <p>3.10 When Understanding Breaks in Waves: Voices and Messages in Edwin Morgan’s Poetry - Monika Kocot</p> <p>3.11 Grace Nichols - Pilar Sánchez Calle</p> <p>3.12 F. T. Prince - Will May</p> <p>3.13 Kathleen Raine - Glyn Pursglove</p> <p>3.14 “Everything except justice is an impertinence”: The Poetry of Peter Riley - Peter Hughes</p> <p>3.15 Anne Stevenson - Eleanor Spencer</p> <p>3.16 Paula Meehan: Vocal Cartographies: Public and Private - Wolfgang Görtschacher</p>
<p><b>Wolfgang Görtschacher</b> is Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Salzburg, where he has taught literary criticism and translation studies since the early 1990s. He has published widely on British poetry magazines, contemporary British and Irish literature, and translation studies. His translations of German poetry into English and English poetry into German have been published in Europe, the UK, and the USA. He is the owner-director of the small press <i>Poetry Salzburg,</i> editor of the little magazine <i>Poetry Salzburg Review,</i> co-editor of the academic journal <i>Moderne Sprachen,</i> and president of AAUTE (Austrian Association of University Teachers of English). <p><b>David Malcolm</b> is a professor of English at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. He previously taught for twenty-eight years at the University of Gdańsk. He has published extensively on British and Irish fiction and poetry. His translations of Polish and German literature have been published in Europe, the UK, and the USA. He is co-organizer of the <i>Between.Pomiędzy</i> Festival of Literature and Theatre which has been held annually in Sopot, Poland, since 2010.
<p><b>A COMPANION TO CONTEMPORARY BRITISH AND IRISH POETRY, 1960–2015</b> <p><b>A comprehensive and scholarly study of contemporary British and Irish poetry.</b> <p>With contributions from an international group of noted scholars in the field, <i>A Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, 1960–2015</i> offers a wide range of perspectives on British and Irish verse and on the contemporary poetry scene. Essays explore the richness and complexities of the work of individual poets, genres, forms, techniques, traditions, concerns, and institutions that have shaped these two distinct but interrelated national poetries. <p>Part of the acclaimed <i>Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture</i> series, this book is a comprehensive study of the most important British and Irish poetry of the last fifty years. This insightful and multi-dimensional volume: <ul> <li>explores the shaping institutions (publishers, anthologies, prizes), histories, and reception of contemporary British and Irish poetry, including the international reception</li> <li>presents detailed analysis of individual texts coupled with a broad perspective on individual poets' work and that of larger groups of poets</li> <li>offers discussions of major themes and genres</li> <li>takes into account the work of canonical and less canonical writers</li> <li>gives prominent place to the work of women writers</li> <li>gives extensive space to the discussion of verse by writers of ethnic minority backgrounds</li> <li>explores issues of gender and sexuality in contemporary poetry</li> <li>combines consideration of traditional verse with that of avant-garde and experimental poetry</li> <li>offers revaluations of received ideas concerning individual poets and groups of poets</li> <li>provides an international perspective on British and Irish poetry</li> </ul> <p>Written for specialists in and students of contemporary English-language poetry, as well as for the general reader, <i>A Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, 1960–2015,</i> is a unique, provocative, and ground-breaking study of its subject.

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