Category: modernism

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Are you a Babbitt?

Miscellany resulting from a scan of my bookshelves. I collected about thirty pamphlets in this series (3″x2″), published out of Girard, Kansas, mostly in the 1920s. This one is a guide to “middle Americans” on how they can discern if they are being satirized as Babbitts and reasons why they...

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ModPo thoughts of spring

Below is the text of a message I have sent to all ModPo people through the ModPo site. If you don’t currently have access to the site, please simply enroll or re-enroll here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/modpo Greetings from Philadelphia, and from the quaint 1851 cottage called “the Kelly Writers House”! Spring has finally...

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ENGL 589 — Fall 2018 — Modern & Contemporary U.S. Poetry: Poetics & Pedagogy

English 589 – Modern & Contemporary U.S. Poetry: Poetics & Pedagogy Fall 2018 — Mondays 3-6 PM Arts Café, Kelly Writers House This survey of experimental modern and contemporary U.S. poetry will be taught collaboratively,* and its primary mode will be interactive and iterative. This will be simultaneously a course...

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ModPoPLUS: new poems & videos added to week 3

NEW IN THE WEEK 3 ModPoPLUS SYLLABUS: read Ezra Pound’s “The River-Merchant’s Wife”: LINK TO TEXT watch discussion of Pound’s “The River-Merchant’s Wife”: LINK TO VIDEO [OFFSITE COPY] read Joseph Massey’s “Polar Low”: LINK TO TEXT watch discussion with Joseph Massey about “Polar Low”: LINK TO VIDEO [OFFSITE COPY] read...

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ModPo 2017—week 3 begins

We are now in week 3 of ModPo ’17! We are now in week 3 of ModPo ’17. Here we turn to “chapter 2,” the rise of modernism. As usual, we strongly recommend the following process: (1) read a poem, (2) watch a video of us discussing the poem, (3)...

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New to ModPo: Tracie Morris responds to Gertrude Stein

New to ModPo for fall ’17—a video discussion of Tracie Morris’s “Enclosed,” one of her poems in response to Gertrude Stein’s “Tender Buttons.” Tracie Morris herself joined us for this discussion. Here’s the link to the video inside the ModPo site: https://www.coursera.org/learn/modpo/resources/vmyjg — For access to this & all ModPo...

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Sylvia Beach on boots in a time of Nazi anti-modernism (yes, not “books” but “boots”)

In a 1960 issue of Kenyon Review I came across a transcript of a conversation moderated by the literary historian of modernism, Jackson Mathews, with Sylvia Beach, proprietor of the famous Parisian modernist bookstore, Shakespeare & Company—haven for expatriate and local avant-gardists. She’s remembering what happened when a Nazi soldier...