The Resource Poets beyond the barricade : rhetoric, citizenship, and dissent after 1960, Dale M. Smith

Poets beyond the barricade : rhetoric, citizenship, and dissent after 1960, Dale M. Smith

Label
Poets beyond the barricade : rhetoric, citizenship, and dissent after 1960
Title
Poets beyond the barricade
Title remainder
rhetoric, citizenship, and dissent after 1960
Statement of responsibility
Dale M. Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the cultural conflicts over the Vietnam War and civil rights protests, poets and poetry have consistently raised questions surrounding public address, social relations, friction between global policies and democratic institutions, and the interpretation of political events and ideas. In Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960, Dale Smith makes meaningful links among rhetoric, literature, and cultural studies, illustrating how poetry and discussions of it shaped public consciousness from the socially volatile era of the 1960s to the War on Terror of today. The book begins by inspecting the correspondence and poetry of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov, which embodies competing perspectives on the role of writers in the Vietnam War and in the peace movement. The work addresses the rational-critical mode of public discourse initiated by Jürgen Habermas and the relevance of rhetorical studies to literary practice. Smith also analyses letters and poetry by Charles Olson that appeared in a New England newspaper in the 1960s and drew attention to city management conflicts, land-use issues, and architectural preservation. Public identity and U.S. social practice are explored in the 1970s and '80s poetry of Lorenzo Thomas and Edward Dorn, whose poems articulate tensions between private and public life. The book concludes by examining more recent attempts by poets to influence public reflection on crucial events that led to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. By using digital media, public performance, and civic encounters mediated by texts, these poetic initiatives play a critical role in the formation of cultural identity today."--Project Muse
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 811
  • 811/.54093587392
  • 811/.54093587392
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS309.P7
LC item number
.S65 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rhetoric, culture, and social critique
Label
Poets beyond the barricade : rhetoric, citizenship, and dissent after 1960, Dale M. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-176) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "Dear Gloucester" -- 2. Rhetorics of "Advantage" and "Pure Persuasion": Robert Duncan, Denise Levertov, and Vietnam -- 3. Public Witness/Public Mind: Media, Citizenship, and Dissent in the Poetry of Lorenzo Thomas and Edward Dorn -- 4. Poets Against War -- Afterword: Poetry as a Modality of Rhetoric in Modernist
Control code
ocn772845362
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817385927
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26058704
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)772845362
  • pebcs0817385924

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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