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POETRY AND CULTURAL STUDIES:
A READER

edited by Maria Damon and Ira Livingston
University of Illinois Press, 2009

PRECURSORS
 1. Wordsworth’s "Preface” was first published in his Lyrical Ballads of1800 and revised substantially in 1802 (the version used here) and again in 1805.
2. Theodor Adorno, "Lyric Poetry and Society," Telos 20 (1974); and "Cultural Criticism and Society," Prisms.  Cambridge MA: MIT Press.
3. Walter Benjamin, "On Some Motifs in Baudelaire," Illuminations. New York: Schocken: 1968.
4. Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, "On Minor Literature."
5. W. E. B. Du Bois, "Of the Sorrow Songs."
6. Antony Easthope, Poetry as Discourse.

ETHNOGRAPHY
7. Americo Paredes, "Some Aspects of Folk Poetry."
8. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "The Signifying Monkey and the Language of Signifying: Rhetorical Difference and Orders of Meaning."
9. Lila Abu-Lughod, "Shifting Politics in Bedouin Poetry.”
10. Steven Caton’s "The Poetic Construction of Self."
11. Maria Damon, "Tell Them About Us: Some Poems from Southie."

MASS CULTURE/CULTURAL POLITICS
12. Barrett Watten, "The Bride of the Assembly Line: from Material Text to Cultural Poetics."
13. Bruce Campbell, "Assembly Poetics in the Global Economy: Nicaragua."
14. Robin D. G. Kelley, "Kickin' Reality, Kickin' Ballistics: Gangsta Rap and Postindustrial Los Angeles."
15. Tricia Rose, "Black Texts, Black Contexts."
16. Amitava Kumar, "Poetry for the People."
17. Jauss’s "La douceur du foyer: Lyric Poetry of the Year 1857 as a Model for the Communication of Social Norms."

NATIONAL (DE)FORMATIONS
18. Jacques Rancière, "Smoke-rings: Worker-poets in the Louis-Philippe’s France.”
19.  Kristin Ross, "Rimbaud and the Transformation of Social Space.”
20. Joseph Harrington, “Why is American Poetry not American Studies?”
21. Dipesh Chakrabarty’s "Nation and Imagination."
22. Yunte Huang, "Angel Island and the Poetics of Error."
23. Rachel Blau Du Plessis, "'HOO, HOO, HOO': some episodes in the construction of modern male whiteness."
 
SUBJECT (DE)FORMATIONS
24. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, "A Poem is Being Written."
25. John Mowitt, "A Musician is Being Beaten."
26. Trinh Minh Ha, "Introduction," Discourse 11.2 (Spring—Summer 1989).
27. Audre Lorde, "Poetry is not a Luxury."
28. Guillermo Gómez-Pena, "The Border is…"
29. Charles Bernstein, "A Blow is like an Instrument.”

REINVENTING TRADITION
 30. Page du Bois, "Fragmentary Introduction" (Sappho is Burning).
31. Walter Kalaidjian, "The Edge of Modernism: Genocide and the Poetics of Traumatic Memory."
32. Stephen Henderson, "The Form of Things Unknown."
33. Kamau Brathwaite, "History of the Voice, 1979/1981."
34. Zofia Burr, "Maya Angelou on the Inaugural Stage."
35. Miguel Algarín, "Introduction" (Nuyorican Poetry: An Anthology of Puerto Rican Words and Feelings)

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September 19, 2009
3:00-5:30 PM
BOWERY POETRY CLUB, NYC
BOOK PARTY
& starting at 4:30pm:
readings by Tracie Morris, Charles Bernstein, Amitava Kumar and other special guests.
free
 

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