Monthly Archives: September 2014

Pound’s China as a Transnationalist Chronotope

European Modernism has been understood from the beginning as a broadly transnational event: writers, artists, composers, and choreographers gathered together in such capitals as London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and New York, collaborating and dissenting across national, linguistic and artistic lines … Continue reading

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Bibliographic Technography: Ezra Pound’s Cantos as Philological Machine

As a Modernist epic poem, Ezra Pound’s Cantos demonstrates an aspiration towards the encyclopaedic, ranging across political, literary and intellectual history, geography, philosophy, economics, and so on. Pound scholars have long exerted considerable effort in tracking down sources and discerning … Continue reading

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Modernism’s Shaggy Sea Monsters

This paper will take aim at two texts – Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (1927) and John Banville’s The Sea (2005) – each of which appears to neatly satisfy its formal narrative requirements and temporal implications but actually leaves these … Continue reading

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Between Apocalypse and Extinction: Eschatology in Ezra Pound’s Poetry

Ezra Pound’s lifelong poetic project, The Cantos, aspired to comprise ‘the best that had been thought and read’ in history by way of citation, gloss, allusion and quotation of a formidable variety of sources. Although Pound intended his poem to … Continue reading

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A Digital Medieval Modernism?

The influence of medieval literature and thought on Anglophone High Modernism is well known: the Aquinian strain in James Joyce’s novels; the influence of Troubadour lyric on the poetics of HD and Ezra Pound; and Dante’s long shadow cast over … Continue reading

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The Aristotelian Crescent: Medieval Arabic Philosophy in the Poetics of Ezra Pound

The pivotal role of medieval European poetry on the aesthetics of Ezra Pound is well known: he received graduate training in Provençal and was committed to lifelong study of the Troubadours, whose innovations in poetic form he saw as precursors … Continue reading

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