The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature

The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature

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What is experimental literature? How has experimentation affected the course of literary history, and how is it shaping literary expression today? Literary experiment has always been diverse and challenging, but never more so than in our age of digital media and social networking, when the very category of the literary is coming under intense pressure. How will literature reconfigure itself in the future? The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature maps this expansive and multifaceted field, with essays on: the history of literary experiment from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present the impact of new media on literature, including multimodal literature, digital fiction and code poetry the development of experimental genres from graphic narratives and found poetry through to gaming and interactive fiction experimental movements from Futurism and Surrealism to Postmodernism, Avant-Pop and Flarf. Shedding new light on often critically neglected terrain, the contributors introduce this vibrant area, define its current state, and offer exciting new perspectives on its future. This volume is the ideal introduction for those approaching the study of experimental literature for the first time or looking to further their knowledge.In a thoughtful essay on the Anglophone Indian poeta#39;s relationship to the English literary canon, the poet Agha Shahid Ali describes the position of the contemporary Indian writer in English as a privileged one with a€œownershipa€ of multiple languages and traditions: a€œI can use ... be my mother, a€ the poetic voice invokes Devibhen, the grandmother who takes a precious lump of gold to a jeweller to be workedanbsp;...

Title:The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature
Author:Joe Bray, Alison Gibbons, Brian McHale
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-07-26


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