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Performing poetry : body, place and rhythm in the poetry performance

Cornelia Gräbner; Arturo Casas 1958-

c2011

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  • Title:
    Performing poetry : body, place and rhythm in the poetry performance
  • Author: Cornelia Gräbner; Arturo Casas 1958-
  • Description: Preliminary Material / Introduction / Allen Ginsberg, “Howl,” and the 6 Gallery Poetry Performance / Stage Fever and Text Anxiety: The Staging of Poeticity in Dutch Performance Poetry since the Sixties / Artimanha, the Precise Moment of Being: Performance and Carnival in the Poetry of Brazil’s Nuvem Cigana / “The Hurricane Doesn’t Roar in Pentameters”: Rhythmanalysis in Performed Poetry / The Body’s Territories: Performance Poetry in Contemporary Puerto Rico / Politics of Sound: Body, Emotion, and Sound in the Contemporary Galician Poetry Performance / Producing World and Remnant: Dialogue with Chus Pato / Poetry and Autofiction in the Performative “Field of Action”: Angélica Liddell’s Theater of Passion / Roberto Echavarren’s Atlantic Casino and Oír no es ver: The “Neobarocker” Body in Performance / My Life and Performances / “Set in Stone”: Lemn Sissay’s and SuAndi’s Landmark Poetics / Eartha Kitt Once Told Me / Heterotopical Routes through Barcelona: The Reshaping of Public Space in the “Galactic” Poetry of Jaume Sisa / Absent Cities: Text, Performance, and Heterotopia / New Loci in Contemporary Catalan Art and Poetry: Perejaume’s Performance of/on the Rural / The Contributors / Index /
    Over the past decades, the poetry performance has developed into an increasingly popular, diverse, and complex art form. In theoretical and critical discourse, it is referred to as performance poetry, spoken word poetry, and polipoesía ; some theorists argue that it is an independent poetic genre, others treat it as a contemporary manifestation of oral poetry or of the poetry recital. The essays collected in this volume take up the challenge that the poetry performance poses to literary theory. Coming from a variety of disciplines, including Literary Studies, Theater Studies, and Area Studies, contributors develop new approaches and analytical categories for the poetry performance. They draw on case studies from a variety of contexts and in several languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Catalan, English, French, Galician, and Spanish. Essays are organized in three sections, which focus on critical and theoretical approaches to the poetry performance, on the mediatic hybridity of this art form, and on the ways in which the poetry performance negotiates locatedness through engagements with space and place. The structure of the volume intersperses essays on theory and analysis with self-reflexive essays from performance poets on their own performance practice.
  • Publication Date: c2011
  • Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi.
  • Format: 1 online resource (284 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-32632-9;ISBN 9786613326324;ISBN 94-012-0025-4
  • Subjects: Performance poetry; Performance poetry; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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