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Poetry in a Global Age

Jahan Ramazani


How does poetry convey what it’s like to live in a global age? Although poetry has figured minimally in world literary studies, attention to its global dimensions can advance the transnational turn in the humanities. Even when poetry seems rooted in localities and nations, its long memory of forms and words, its capacity for radial connections across centuries and continents and languages make it a powerful imaginative resource for a global age. This book examines a wide array of modern and contemporary poems in relation to recent debates in and around world literature, world history, global s ... More

Keywords: transnational poetics, world literature, global literature, globalization, cosmopolitanism, twentieth-century poetry, postcolonial, modernism, poetry, lyric

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226730004
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226730288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jahan Ramazani, author
University of Virginia