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The Resource Nobody's business : twenty-first century avant-garde poetics, Brian M. Reed

Nobody's business : twenty-first century avant-garde poetics, Brian M. Reed

Label
Nobody's business : twenty-first century avant-garde poetics
Title
Nobody's business
Title remainder
twenty-first century avant-garde poetics
Statement of responsibility
Brian M. Reed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the turn of the new millennium English-language verse has entered a new historical phase, but explanations vary as to what has actually happened and why. What might constitute a viable avant-garde poetics in the aftermath of such momentous developments as 9/11, globalization, and the financial crisis? Much of this discussion has taken place in ephemeral venues such as blogs, e-zines, public lectures, and conferences. Nobody's Business is the first book to treat the emergence of Flarf and Conceptual Poetry in a serious way. In his engaging account, Brian M. Reed argues that these movements must be understood in relation to the proliferation of digital communications technologies and their integration into the corporate workplace. Writers such as Andrea Brady, Craig Dworkin, Kenneth Goldsmith, Danny Snelson, and Rachel Zolf specifically target for criticism the institutions, skill sets, and values that make possible the smooth functioning of a postindustrial, globalized economy. Authorship comes in for particular scrutiny: how does writing a poem differ in any meaningful way from other forms of "content providing"? While often adept at using new technologies, these writers nonetheless choose to explore anachronism, ineptitude, and error as aesthetic and political strategies. The results can appear derivative, tedious, or vulgar; they can also be stirring, compelling, and even sublime. As Reed sees it, this new generation of writers is carrying on the Duchampian practice of generating antiart that both challenges prevalent definitions or art and calls into question the legitimacy of the institutions that define it
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, Brian M
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • Experimental poetry, American
  • Poetics
  • COMPUTERS
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American poetry
  • Experimental poetry, American
  • Poetics
  • Amerikansk poesi
  • Amerikansk experimentell poesi
  • Poetik
Label
Nobody's business : twenty-first century avant-garde poetics, Brian M. Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Danny Snelson's Disco Operating System
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface: What Now?
  • 1. In Praise of Obsolescence
  • 2. New Consensus Poetics and the Avant-Garde
  • 3. Mechanical Form and Avant-Garde Aesthetics
  • 4. Flarf, Folly, and George W. Bush
  • 5. Andrea Brady's Peculiar Dissidence
Control code
ocn857069266
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801451577
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801469589
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt31mnfk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857069266
Label
Nobody's business : twenty-first century avant-garde poetics, Brian M. Reed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Danny Snelson's Disco Operating System
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface: What Now?
  • 1. In Praise of Obsolescence
  • 2. New Consensus Poetics and the Avant-Garde
  • 3. Mechanical Form and Avant-Garde Aesthetics
  • 4. Flarf, Folly, and George W. Bush
  • 5. Andrea Brady's Peculiar Dissidence
Control code
ocn857069266
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801451577
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801469589
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt31mnfk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857069266

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