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The Poetics of the American Suburbs : Jo Gill : 9781137340221

the poetics of the american suburbs gill jo

My most recent book, The Poetics of the American Suburbs , was published in 2013. Using both the poems and paratextual sources such as lectures and interviews by Sexton, Gill successfully argues that Sexton's texts more often concern themselves with the act of confession and its inherent problems than they attempt to confess to something. Abstract: The first scholarly study of the rich body of poetry that emerged from the post-war American suburbs, Gill evaluates the work of forty poets, including Anne Sexton, Langston Hughes, and John Updike. The first scholarly study of the rich body of poetry that emerged from the post-war American suburbs, Gill evaluates the work of forty poets, including Anne Sexton, Langston Hughes, and John Updike. Combining textual analysis and archival research, this book offers a new perspective on the field of twentieth-century American literature.

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The poetics of the American suburbs (eBook, 2013) [acpltd.co.uk]

the poetics of the american suburbs gill jo

Gill convincingly tells a tale of many voices, many years and many perspectives, which beautifully uncovers the ever-pumping heart of modern American suburbia, behind its white-washed fences, and its manicured lawns. Her most recent book, The Poetics of the American Suburbs, was published in 2013. Combining textual analysis and archival research, this book offers a new perspective on the field of twentieth-century American literature. Employing new--principally poststructuralist--literary theories and critical practices, Gill offers new readings of Sexton's complex and ambitious poems. Poetics of the American Suburbs should initiate new research on the material and cultural histories of suburbs. I have recently completed work on a new book entitled Mo dern American Poetry and the Architectural Imagination for which I was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship 2015-16.

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The Poetics of the American Suburbs

the poetics of the american suburbs gill jo

The Poetics of the American Suburbs is the first book to consider the rich body of poetry that emerged from and helped to shape the post-war American suburbs. The E-mail message field is required. Series Title: Responsibility: Jo Gill. Thus, Gill concludes that Sexton manipulates the expectations associated with confessional poetry by misleading her audience at times, thereby illustrating that the people presented in her poems are creations of her poems, not simply moments in her life carried over to her work. The first scholarly study of the rich body of poetry that emerged from the post-war American suburbs, Gill evaluates the work of forty poets, including Anne Sexton, Langston Hughes, and John Updike. She worked in publishing for several years before commencing research for a PhD and taking up an academic career.

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The Poetics of the American Suburbs by Jo Gill (ebook)

the poetics of the american suburbs gill jo

She worked in publishing for several years before commencing research for a PhD and taking up an academic career. By offering new and provocative readings of her entire oeuvre, Jo Gill provides a long overdue critical appreciation of Anne Sexton and presents a radical rethinking of the confessional mode of poetry and a recuperation of Sexton's place in it. She specialises in modern and contemporary literature with a particular interest in confessional and life writing, mid-century American poetry, the cultures of the American suburbs and literature and architecture. She discusses the diversity and richness of Sexton's writing across her career, shows the relevance of the often-ignored later poems, and places Sexton's work in its specific historical, political, and ideological contexts. Using both the poems and paratextual sources such as lectures and interviews by Sexton, Gill successfully argues that Sexton's texts more often concern themselves with the act of confession and its inherent problems than they attempt to confess to something.

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the poetics of the american suburbs gill jo

Poetics of the American Suburbs should initiate new research on the material and cultural histories of suburbs. Jo Gill discusses the work of forty or more writers—some well-known, such as Anne Sexton and Langston Hughes, others not primarily known through their poetry such as John Updike, and some who were best-sellers in their own time but have since largely been forgotten such as Phyllis McGinley. By offering new and provocative readings of her entire oeuvre, Jo Gill provides a long overdue critical appreciation of Anne Sexton an Given the amount of scholarship on twentieth-century poetry, there has been remarkably little published about Anne Sexton, even though her work is considered to be as important as that of such contemporaries as Sylvia Plath and W. She is Lead Researcher on the Leverhulme-Trust Funded 'Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network'. Combining detailed textual and archival study with insights drawn from other disciplines, the book offers a new perspective on post-war suburbia and on the broader field of twentieth-century American literature.

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The poetics of the American suburbs (Book, 2013) [acpltd.co.uk]

the poetics of the american suburbs gill jo

Jo Gill is Professor of Twentieth-Century and American Literature in the Department of English. Combining detailed textual and archival study with insights drawn from other disciplines, the book offers a new perspective on post-war suburbia and on the broader field of twentieth-century American literature. Gill makes substantial use of Sexton's archive of unpublished diaries, drafts, correspondence, lectures, interviews, stage readings, and book annotations, as well as a little-known television documentary on Sexton. Given the amount of scholarship on twentieth-century poetry, there has been remarkably little published about Anne Sexton, even though her work is considered to be as important as that of such contemporaries as Sylvia Plath and W. The first scholarly study of the rich body of poetry that emerged from the post-war American suburbs, Gill evaluates the work of forty poets, including Anne Sexton, Langston Hughes, and John Updike.

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The Poetics of the American Suburbs by Jo Gill (ebook)

the poetics of the american suburbs gill jo

Series Title: Responsibility: Jo Gill. Combining textual analysis and archival research, this book offers a new perspective on the field of twentieth-century American literature. She is the author of Anne Sexton's Confessional Poetics, Women's Poetry and The Cambridge Introduction to Sylvia Plath, and the editor or co-editor of several other books. Gill convincingly tells a tale of many voices, many years and many perspectives, which beautifully uncovers the ever-pumping heart of modern American suburbia, behind its white-washed fences, and its manicured lawns. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is Chair of Governors at Richard Huish Sixth Form College, Taunton. She also uses techniques that have not been previously applied to Sexton's poetry to increase our understanding of the poet's life and work.

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the poetics of the american suburbs gill jo

I teach and research in modern and contemporary English and American literature with a particular interest in poetry, confessional and life writing, and in the literature and culture of cities and suburbs. Jo Gill discusses the work of forty or more writers, some well-known, such as Anne Sexton and Langston Hughes, others not primarily known through their poetry such as John Updike, and some who were best-sellers in their own time but have since largely been forgotten such as Phyllis McGinley. She teaches and researches in modern and contemporary English and American literature, and has particular interests and expertise in poetry, confessional and life writing, and in the cultures of the suburbs. Poetics of the American Suburbs should initiate new research on the material and cultural histories of suburbs. Gill convincingly tells a tale of many voices, many years and many perspectives, which beautifully uncovers the ever-pumping heart of modern American suburbia, behind its white-washed fences, and its manicured lawns. The E-mail message field is required.

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The Poetics of the American Suburbs by Jo Gill (ebook)

the poetics of the american suburbs gill jo

Gill convincingly tells a tale of many voices, many years and many perspectives, which beautifully uncovers the ever-pumping heart of modern American suburbia, behind its white-washed fences, and its manicured lawns. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Jo is now working on a new book entitled Modern American Poetry and the Architectural Imagination and has recently been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship 2015-16 for completion of this project. Jo Gill discusses the work of forty or more writers--some well-known, such as Anne Sexton and Langston Hughes, others not primarily known through their poetry such as John Updike, and some who were best-sellers in their own time but have since largely been forgotten such as Phyllis McGinley. . My office is in Queen's 205. Combining detailed textual and archival study with insights drawn from other disciplines, the book offers a new perspective on post-war suburbia and on the broader field of twentieth-century American literature.

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