Award Date

5-2011

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in English

Department

English

First Committee Member

Donald Revell, Chair

Second Committee Member

Julie Staggers

Third Committee Member

Claudia Keelan

Graduate Faculty Representative

Attila Lawrence

Number of Pages

70

Abstract

This dissertation consists of a series of lyric poems preceded by an introduction to those poems. The introduction gives a background to the method of composition and historical precedents to the poems, connecting the lyric poems to the writing and thoughts of William Blake, Martin Heidegger, and Robert Creeley. The poems are presented in three parts, and cover a variety of subjects, frequently favoring the presentation of subjective experience over an imagined objectivity.

Keywords

Blake; William; 1757-1827; Creeley; Robert; 1926-2005; Heidegger; Martin; 1889-1976; Lyric poetry; Poetry – History and criticism

Disciplines

American Literature | Literature in English, North America

Language

English


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