All things poetic and all things verse.
This essay traces the development of the right-hand inscription (zuoyouming 座右銘) from its birth in the second century CE through its culmination as a complex literary subgenre in the tenth. Over the course of these eight centuries, right-hand inscriptions were used by some of the most prominent poets of their respective eras, including Cui Yuan…[Read more]
There seems to be a continuum between Fernando Pessoa’s metadrama of heteronyms and his strict-sense plays, but this is more hypothesis than theory, because Pessoa’s dramas—notwithstanding the editions of Teatro Estático (2017) and Fausto (2018)—are still largely unknown. Written between 1903–1908, the tragedy of Marino is the earliest of Pessoa’…[Read more]
Tsao, Hung-ping 曹 恆 平 (2021). Evolutionary Mathematics and Art for Bilingual Poems. In: “Evolutionary Progress in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)”, Wang, Lawrence K. 王 抗 曝 and Tsao, Hung-ping 曹 恆 平 (editors). Volume 3, Number 3, March 2021; 43 pages. Lenox Institute Press, Newtonville, NY, 12128-0405, USA.…[Read more]
Manfred Engel deposited Mediating the Dream / Les genres et médias du rêve. Ed. by Bernard Dieterle and Manfred Engel. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2020 (Cultural Dream Studies; 4) — Contents and Preface in the group Poetics and Poetry on Humanities Commons 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Representations of dreams – no matter if factual or fictional – are influenced not only by cultural patterns but also by the specific opportunities offered and the specific challenges posed by the genre or medium which was chosen for them. The essays in this volume consider, in detailed case studies, variants of factual dream reports and fic…[Read more]
The English dramas of Fernando Pessoa are virtually unknown. Pessoa’s archive includes fragments of Marino, Prometheus Rebound (or Revinctus), and Duke of Parma—three dramatic projects that remain almost entirely unpublished. This paper is the first of two aiming to present Marino, the earliest of these English dramas. The editorial int…[Read more]
Emily Dickinson’s unique style of poetic composition is marked by ambiguity and open-endedness, leading to the genesis of a privileged space wherein reader and writer are able to meet as co-creators of meaning. As a poet, Dickinson addresses many themes in ways that are subject to countless layers of interpretation. This essay focuses p…[Read more]
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Link to lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xtDwVTndx4&t=43s
In her lecture, Gould discusses how cross-cultural encounters have generated new literary theories and new…[Read more]
This paper contains two poems by Sappho discovered on papyrus in 2014, in the Greek original with a facing Hungarian translation by the author, along with an essay on Sappho and her historical and cultural context.
Book review of S. Dalton-Brown’s monograph on Alexander Pushkin’s Evgenii Onegin. Published by Bristol Classical Press in Critical Studies in Russian Literature. Series Editor: Neil Cornwell. Bristol: Bristol Classical Press, 1997.
This co-authored essay reflects on the process of co-translation as a form of co-authorship, drawing on examples taken from Persian poetry and the history of Russian-English literary translation.
Zélia Catarina Pedro Rafael deposited “What Thoughts I Have of You Tonight, Walt Whitman” Continuity and Innovation in Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” in the group Poetics and Poetry on Humanities Commons 10 months, 2 weeks ago
In his essay “The Poet,” Emerson called for the poet who would sing the burgeoning nation of the United States of America. The answer to his request far exceeded all his expectations in the form of a ground-breaking volume of poems where Walt Whitman sang not only a nation, but the people who inhabited it as the people incarnated the values, str…[Read more]
Review of The Halberd at Red Cliff: Jian’an and the Three Kingdoms, by Xiaofei Tian (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center, 2018)
In the winter of 476 A.D. the Ostrogoths, hungry and exhausted from wandering for months along the barren confines of the Byzantine Empire, wrote to Emperor Zeno in Constantinople requesting permission to enter the walled city of Epidaurum and just kinda crash and charge their phones. Closer to home, Orpheus walks Eurydice through a suburban…[Read more]
Subhasis Chattopadhyay deposited Review of The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros: A Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman in the group Poetics and Poetry on Humanities Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
Wendy Laura Belcher has done her cultural work by queering Mother Walatta Petros’s life in this one of a kind book. The struggles of Mother Walatta Petros and her nuns and their heirs’ reluctance to enunciate same sex desire is brought out well in this book and its review in Prabuddha Bharata which has not missed an issue from 1896 to date. The…[Read more]
Subhasis Chattopadhyay deposited Review of On Psychological and Visionary Art: Notes from C G Jung’s Lecture Gérard de Nerval’s ‘Aurélia’ in the group Poetics and Poetry on Humanities Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
The neo-Kantian Susan Neiman pointed out to this reviewer the danger that Carl Jung studies pose to contemporary scholars. It is keeping in mind Neiman’s cautionary advice that this review establishes Jung’s contributions to Romanticism. “[Craig] Stephenson’s analysis of Aurélia has now superseded Arthur Lovejoy’s (1873–1962) and Mario Praz’s…[Read more]
When we think we know Fernando Pessoa, a new surprise arises: this time, one related to the genesis of Mensagem, the most established and celebrated book of the Pessoan canon. That book, published in 1934 with a title only finalized at the time of the typographical proofs, was initially called Portugal—an inscription dating from 1910, when P…[Read more]
This review shows how all journeys are not futile; how human frailty makes us holy, in a certain sense. This review shows the great depth of the sovereignty of the Good. And how Professor Lane shows us that while all feet are clay; some realise so and go beyond their own frailties to tap into that which can only be experienced. Professor Lane…[Read more]
This is a comprehensive critique of the Heidegger problem and while putting forward a critique of Heidegger; it establishes the sanctity of Levinas. In the process of doing so; the reviewer touches on the problems of not considering Edith Stein in a book of this sort. When I got my tenure in India, one wisecrack on the board of interviewers asked…[Read more]
Agamben is slowly entering the English academy. This review shows how Agamben’s understanding of poetry can and should inform the eschatological nature of the lyric. The review does its cultural work by rethinking poetry and the poetic impulse. The book under review by Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell, prepare us for messianic times and shows…[Read more]
Manfred Engel deposited Writing the Dream / Écrire le rêve. Ed. by Bernard Dieterle and Manfred Engel. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2017 (Cultural Dream Studies; 1) — Contents and Preface in the group Poetics and Poetry on Humanities Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
Writing a factual or fictional dream is a difficult task as its ›otherness‹ will challenge all of our accustomed modes of narration. So the existence of established cultural and textual patterns is a welcome help. This collection of essays describes these patterns, their historical and individual modifications and their relation to the dre…[Read more]
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