Title

Wax

Advisor

Michele Glazer

Date of Award

Spring 7-7-2016

Document Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing

Department

English

Physical Description

1 online resource (iv, 73 pages)

Subjects

Aesthetics -- Poetry

DOI

10.15760/etd.3010

Abstract

In content, concept, and form, my collection of poems is composed of a number of thematic obsessions. These are: music, sound, and hearing; recording and surveillance; play and participation as described by Hans-Georg Gadamer in Truth & Method; the angel of history as described by Walter Benjamin; situation, inheritance, influence; aggression, antagonism, manipulation, control; fixity and mutability; eros, desire, and sex; conversation, the dialectic relationship of wholes and parts. You might see that all of these themes relate, that they each appear as one another. WAX speaks and performs all of these themes from that point where self and other--and where identity and universality--collapse; that single point of fear, violence, loss, union, obliteration, feeling, responsibility; that single point of possibility where we might discover a revised I, a new answer for "how to write we."

Description

This thesis is only available to students, faculty and staff at PSU

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17759

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