March 03, 2006

Reread Nationalism, Colonialism, and Literature, the Terry Eagleton, Fredric Jameson, and Edward Said book from the early 90s. Actually skipped the Eagleton.

Then Robert Kaufman's "Lyric Constellation, Poetry's Radical Privilege." His new work on Duncan.

Then last night and today, Christopher Miller's Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French. Skipped last half of first chapter. But chapter on Rimbaud was super helpful.

Decent article by Michael Clune on Kevin Davies work in recent issue of No. Kevin Davies might be the poet of his "age" who has received the most academic attention so far. Which surprises me. Who knew his work would fit so well with high theory (most of the time he gets referenced with Adorno; this one begins with Davies quote and then Heidegger quote). But I think it might mean something hopeful about the academy. Clune has a really small argument about Jameson's response to Perelman in this piece. It is interesting. I have a memory of someone telling me years ago that they were doing an anthology of all the places where poets respond to these few paragraphs of Jameson's but now realize I have never seen this book.

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