Neobaroque in the Americas

Neobaroque in the Americas

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In a comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of modern and postmodern literature, film, art, and visual culture, Monika Kaup examines the twentieth century's recovery of the baroque within a hemispheric framework embracing North America, Latin America, and U.S. Latino/a culture. As qneobaroqueq comes to the forefront of New World studies, attention to transcultural dynamics is overturning the traditional scholarship that confined the baroque to a specific period, class, and ideology in the seventeenth century. Reflecting on the rich, nonlinear genealogy of baroque expression, Neobaroque in the Americas envisions the baroque as an anti-proprietary expression that brings together seemingly disparate writers and artists and contributes to the new studies in global modernity.For Eliot, metaphysical poetry isa unique type of expression in which thought becomes poetry. In thefirst Clark Lecture, Eliot definesitasa€œthat which occurs when anidea, or what isonly ordinarily apprehensible asanintellectual statement, anbsp;...

Title:Neobaroque in the Americas
Author:Monika Kaup
Publisher:University of Virginia Press - 2012-11-07


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