This book approaches Negritude as an experimental, text-based poetic movement developed by diasporic authors of African descent through the means of modernist print culture. Engaging primarily the works of Aim? C?saire and L?on Gontran Damas, Carrie Noland shows how the demands of modernist print culture alter the personal voice of each author, transforming an empirical subjectivity into a hybrid, textual entity that she names, after Theodor Adorno, an aesthetic subjectivity." This aesthetic subjectivity, transmitted by the words on the page, must be actualizedperformed, reiterated, and created anewby each reader, at each occasion of reading. Lyric writing and lyric reading therefore attenuate the link between author and phenomenalized voice. Yet the Negritude poem insists upon its connection to lived experience even as it emphasizes its inscriptive support. Ironically, a purely formalist reading would have to ignore the ways in which formaland not merely thematicelements point toward the poem's own conditions of emergence. Blending archival research on the historical context of Negritude with theories of the lyric voice," Noland argues that Negritude poems present a challenge to both form-based (deconstructive) theories and identity-based theories of poetic representation. Through close readings, she reveals that the racialization of the author places pressure on a lyric regime of interpretation, obliging us to reconceptualize the relation of author to text in poetries of the first person.
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|Size: ||18.8 MB|
|Publisher: ||Columbia University Press|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9780231538640 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|