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Anarchists in the Academy

Machines and Free Readers in Experimental Poetry

Dani Spinosa takes up anarchism's power as a cultural and artistic ideology, rather than as a political philosophy, with a persistent emphasis on the common. She demonstrates how postanarchism offers a useful theoretical context for poetry that is not explicitly political—specifically for the contemporary experimental poem with its characteristic challenges to subjectivity, representation, authorial power, and conventional constructions of the reader-text relationship. Her case studies of sixteen texts make a bold move toward politicizing readers and imbuing literary theory with an activist praxis—a sharp hope. This is a provocative volume for those interested in contemporary poetics, experimental literatures, and the digital humanities.

Case Studies

Jim Andrews

Christian Bök

Mez Breeze

John Cage

Andy Campbell

Robert Duncan

Kenneth Goldsmith

Susan Howe

Jackson Mac Low

Erín Moure [Erin Mouré]

Harryette Mullen

bpNichol

Vanessa Place

Juliana Spahr

Brian Kim Stefans

W. Mark Sutherland

Darren Wershler

About the Author

Dani Spinosa holds a PhD in English Language and Literature from York University. She teaches literature in Toronto, and can be found online at www.genericpronoun.com.

Reviews

"Anarchists in the Academy is required reading for anyone in the field of contemporary and experimental poetry and the digital humanities."—Weldon Hunter

Endorsements

"Anarchists in the Academy will provoke the poetics community and tempt us to reconsider how the mainstream of contemporary poetics has fundamentally misread some poets while overlooking others, particularly for electronic poetry. Reactions, disputes, exhortations, and fast flowing currents of productive new work are sure to follow the channel cut here by Spinosa and to redraw our understanding of radical contemporary poetics."—James Gifford, Professor of English

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