Live Poetry: An Integrated Approach to Poetry in Performance

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Rodopi, 2011 - Poetry - 271 pages
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Given the increasing popularity of literary festivals, open mics, and poetry slams, one could justifiably claim that the English-speaking world is currently experiencing a OCyLive PoetryOCO boom. Yet, despite this raised awareness for the aesthetic and social potential of performed poetry, academia has barely responded, failing in the process to update and adapt its concept of poetry to meet these recent developments.Bridging this critical gap, this volume provides for the first time a full methodological OCytoolkitOCO for the analysis of live poetry by drawing together approaches from diverse disciplines concerned with speech and forms of cultural performance. Most notably, these include literary studies, paralinguistics, musicology, kinesics, theatre and performance studies, and folklore studies. This innovative methodology is demonstrated through sample analyses based on a mixed corpus of audio and video recordings of poetry performances, as well as on personal interviews with practitioners of live poetry. Of value to the scholar and poetry enthusiast alike, this volume presents an indispensable guide for anyone interested in understanding and analysing poetryOCOs evolution through its current OCyspoken wordOCO renaissance."
 

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Contents

Introduction
11
Theorising Live Poetry
15
Analysing Live Poetry
63
Conclusion
237
Bibliography
239
Table of Figures
263
Index
264
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