I wrote this. It won an award. Ergo, you should read it.
If Kenneth Burke was such good friends with William Carlos Williams, and if WCW thought so highly of his poetic protege Louis Zukofsky, then why did Burke consider some of Zukofsky's lines "absolutely hideous"?
After having my first review published, some brief thoughts on the collaborative writing process, shifting notions of "audience" for young academics, and the production of "meticulous, responsible" scholarship.
While re-reading Kenneth Burke's Counter-Statement (1931), I couldn’t help noticing a thematic similarity between the end of Burke’s “Thomas Mann and Andre Gide” and a chunk from the middle of Derrida’s famous essay, “Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences.” These two passages seem linked in a kind of call-and-response relationship, with … Continue reading Burke and Derrida
In Revolution of the Word, Jerome Rothenberg introduces Louis Zukofsky’s Objectivist poetics by stating that it entails “[n]ot a polarization into object/subject but a dialectic” (239). Unfortunately, Rothenberg offers no further commentary regarding this conception of “dialectic,” and his nebulous use of the term fails to say much about how readers should approach works like … Continue reading The Dialectical Objectivist: Louis Zukofsky’s “Mantis” Poems