Collaboration & Bookish
SPECIAL TOPICS IN
WRITING / ENGL 497:002 / FALL 2006
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Readings listed below
have been chosen to build on workshop assignments. A more extensive
bibliography can be found at the site for my CVC
for graduate students
You have two decisions: you must choose six readings, and you must
choose how to respond to those readings. A reading journal is one
choice; creative response (accompanied by a statement about how your
work responds to the reading) is another. Even a short essay
might do. Responses will be due in the second half of the semester
(we'll agree on a date).
What constitutes "a reading"? A complete chapter or essay, a selection
of works from an anthology or on-line journal, or....? Structuring your
reading plan is part of your investigation.
What is Language?
& Steve McCaffery, eds. Imagining Language: An Anthology.
Cambridge: MIT Press, 1998. Not in our library, but well worth seeking
Tost, Tony, ed. "A Supplement to Imagining
Language." Fascicle 2 (W
Alan. "'Drawings with Words': Susan Howe's Visual Poetics." In We
Who Love to Be Astonished: Experimental Women's Writing and
Performance Poetics. Ed. Laura Hinton & Cynthia Hogue.
Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002. In GMU library.
Marjorie. "The Invention of Collage." In The Futurist Moment:
Avant-Garde, Avant Guerre, and the
Language of Rupture.
Chicago: University of Chicago, 1986. An important reading for
understanding what collage is, and does. I have put this book on
Tost, Tony, ed. Fascicle 2. (W 05-06)
Feature on Collaborations. http://www.fascicle.com/issue01/main/contents_frameset.htm
Yves. Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer. Second rev. ed.
Cambridge: MIT Press, 1998. Not in our library, but all former CVC
students have a copy. Ask me to help you contact them, if you want to
see this book. Have a look at Sheeler, below, to find out if you are
Michael P. Concrete Poetry: Title Index to Websites, Books,
Articles, and Poems. March 14, 2003. Listings for concrete poems,
visual poetry, text art, interactive and hypertext poetry, shape poems,
graphic arts and poetry.
Kenneth, et.al. UbuWeb Concrete / Visual / Sound. The premier web site
for international concrete and visual poetry. Archives and republishes
work from the roots to the day before yesterday. Many of these sources
are referenced on this bibliography. Please start by choosing and
reading the "Resources" page. For statements on the poetics of visual
work, you'll want "Papers." http://www.ubu.com
Pictures: A Quick Look at Two and Half
Millennia of Ongoing Aesthetic Intercourse." In his From Ode
to Anthem: Problems of Lyric Poetry. Ed. Grimm & Jost Hermund.
Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1989. 3-85. I have put this on
Electronic Reserves, backed up with a paper copy at the Reserve Desk.
N. Katherine. “A Humument as Technotext: Layered Topographies.” Writing
Machines. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002. 72-99. I have put this on Electronic
Reserves, backed up with a paper copy at the Reserve Desk.
Higgins, Dick. Pattern Poetry: Guide to an Unknown Literature.
Albany: SUNY Press, 1987. One essay, "A Short Introduction to Pattern
Poetry" is excerpted on UbuWeb.
Not in our
library, but available by interlibrary loan.
Klonsky, Milton. Speaking Pictures: A
Gallery of Pictorial Poetry from the Sixteenth Century to the Present.
NY: Harmony/Crown, 1975. This includes all Mallarmé's "Coup de
Des" approximated into English by Klonsky. Also emblem and iconic
and some 20th century concrete & visual poems not found in the
anthologies. Not in our library, but available
by interlibrary loan.
Little Sparta: The Garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay.
Photographs by Andrew Lawson. London: Frances Lincoln, 2003. I have put
this book on Reserve. We will also look at some images from it in class.
Eugene, ed. Anthology of Concretism. Second enlarged ed.
Chicago: Swallow Press, 1969. In GMU library.
Emmett, ed. Anthology of Concrete Poetry. NY: Womething Else
Press, 1967. In GMU library.
Page Space & Book Arts
Ulises. "The New Art of Making Books." Kontexts No. 6-7
(1975). Rpt. Center for the Book Arts Art
of the Book. http://www.centerforbookarts.org/art/carrion.html
for Book Arts. Art of
the Book. October 5, 2003. Web site of the New York book art
Johanna. Figuring the Word: Essays on Books, Writing, and
Visual Poetics. NY: Granary Books, 1998. I have put this book on
- - . The Century
of Artists’ Books. New York: Granary Books, 1995. I have put this
book on reserve.
- -. A History of the/my Wor(l)d. NY: Granary
in our library, but available by interlibrary loan.
- - - . Word Made Flesh. New York: Granary Books, 1996.  The
whole class will be asked to look at this book. I have put this book on
- - - . "Visual Performance of the Poetic Text." In Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed
Word, ed. Charles Bernstein. Oxford & NY: Oxford UP, 1998. A
concise introduction to how visual texts "perform," as well as a
history and taxonomy of visual poetries in the 20th century. Highly
recommended. The book is in our library.
Jerome & Steven Clay. A Book of the Book: Some
Works & Projections About the Book and Writing. New York:
Granary Books, 2000. Not in our library, but available
by interlibrary loan, and well worth buying.
Smith, Keith A. Structure of the Visual Book. Book 95, 3rd
edition. Rochester, NY: Keith A. Smith Books, 1994.
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