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By Bryan Walpert

ISBN-10: 0415893348

ISBN-13: 9780415893343

This ebook examines varieties of resistance in modern poetry to the authority of medical wisdom, tracing the resource of those resistances to either their literary precedents and the medical zeitgeists that helped to supply them. Walpert argues that modern poetry deals a palimpsest of resistance, utilizing as case stories the poets Alison Hawthorne Deming, Pattiann Rogers, Albert Goldbarth, and Joan Retallack to track the recapitulation of romantic arguments (inherited from Keats, Shelly, and Coleridge, which in flip have been produced partly in keeping with Newtonian physics), modernist arguments (inherited from Eliot and Pound, arguments stimulated partly by way of relativity and quantum theory), and postmodernist arguments (arguments trained through post-structuralist idea, e.g. Barthes, Derrida, Foucault, with affinities to arguments for the restrictions of technology within the philosophy, sociology, and rhetoric of science). a few of these poems demonstrate the discursive ideologies of medical language—reveal, in different phrases, the performativity of medical language. In doing so, those poems themselves is additionally learn as performative acts and, as a result, as different types of intervention instead of illustration. studying Retallack along technological know-how reviews student Karen Barad, the e-book concludes by way of offering that viewing wisdom as a sort of intervention, instead of illustration, bargains a bridge among modern poetry and science.

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