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A Transnational Poetics$
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Jahan Ramazani

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226703442

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.001.0001

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Poetry, Modernity, and Globalization

Poetry, Modernity, and Globalization

(p.1) CHAPTER 1 Poetry, Modernity, and Globalization
A Transnational Poetics

Jahan Ramazani

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines what we can learn about globalization from poetry and from poetry about globalization. It discuses modern and contemporary poets' conception of the poetic imagination as transnational, a nation-crossing force that exceeds the limits of the territorial and juridical norm. This chapter argues that while creolization, hybridization and the like are often regarded as exotic or multicultural sideshows to literary histories of formal advancement or the growth of discrete national poetries, these cross-cultural dynamics are among the engines of modern and contemporary poetic development and innovation.

Keywords:   poetry, globalization, poetic imagination, creolization, hybridization, poetic development, poetic innovation, contemporary poets

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