Title

Dispatch

Date of Award

6-2019

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Organizational Unit

College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, English and Literary Arts

First Advisor

Graham Foust

Keywords

Creative writing, Poetry

Abstract

The critical preface to Dispatch is broadly organized into two sections. The first section defines and analyzes the “social lyric” as a sub-genre of documentary poetry, paying attention especially to the ethics of witnessing. The second section explores the relationship between local/global and silence/sound via readings of the life, letters, and poetry of Lorine Niedecker. The focus of these two sections is intended to contextualize the framework/preoccupations of Dispatch. The first two sections of Dispatch are focused globally (colonialism, witness/documentation, cultural trauma/memory) while the final section shifts to consider some of these same issues locally (family trauma, memory, identity, place).

Publication Statement

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Rights Holder

Taryn Schwilling

Provenance

Received from author

File Format

application/pdf

Language

en

File Size

112 pgs

Discipline

Creative writing



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