WRIGHTON, JOHN (2013) Ethnopoetics and the performativity of place: Jerome Rothenberg and "That Dada Strain" In: Davidson, Ian and Skoulding, Zoe, eds. Placing Poetry. Spatial Practices . Editions Rodopi B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 257-280. ISBN 9789042036147Full text not available from this repository.
This chapter proposes that Jerome Rothenberg’s work as editor of several influential anthologies – from Technicians of the Sacred (1967) and Shaking the Pumpkin (1972) to Poems for the Millennium (1995) – develops a protean definition of poesis as a direct challenge to cultural imperialism. In contradistinction to the categorizing of schools and movements (Black Mountain, Beat, New York, Language etc.), I examine how Rothenberg adopted a dialectical or processual anthropology in creating anthologies that share a generative quality, inviting the reader to actively participate in an interrogation of the what, how, who, when and if/was/is of ethnopoetics. Performing a series of ethnopoetic readings, I describe the insistently processual dynamic of welcoming the other which looks to secure an ethical responsibility in the performance of place.
|Item Type:||Chapter in book|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Poetry; Jerome Rothenberg; Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven|
|Subjects:||Q000 Languages and Literature - Linguistics and related subjects|
|Faculties:||Faculty of Arts|
|Date Deposited:||06 Jul 2012 11:46|
|Last Modified:||22 Nov 2013 12:02|
Actions (login required)
Downloads per month over past year