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Poetry and Pedagogy: The Challenge of the Contemporary Joan Retallack

Poetry and Pedagogy: The Challenge of the Contemporary

Joan Retallack

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ISBN : 9781403969125
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328 pages
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Few could deny that the contemporary is the chronic blind spot in most liberal arts curricula. Many twentieth century lit. courses still dont cover much after the mid-fifties- other disciplines in the humanities dont acknowledge poetry at all asMoreFew could deny that the contemporary is the chronic blind spot in most liberal arts curricula. Many twentieth century lit. courses still dont cover much after the mid-fifties- other disciplines in the humanities dont acknowledge poetry at all as part of the study of the contemporary. The essays collected here suggestively address the possibilities, pleasures, and risks of teaching from the multiplicity of poetries that have proliferated since the sixties. They discuss how to create a lively, investigative poetry classroom and suggest ways to work with cultural implications of poetry in society. The aim is to invite students to experience and make meaning of the poetics of our contemporary world, one that is blatantly multi--multi-cultural, lingual, racial, and ethnic.