Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime (Modernist Latitudes)

Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime (Modernist Latitudes)


Carrie Noland techniques Negritude as an experimental, text-based poetic circulate constructed via diasporic authors of African descent throughout the technique of modernist print tradition. enticing essentially the works of objectiveé Césaire and Léon-Gontran Damas, Noland indicates how the calls for of print tradition adjust the non-public voice of every writer, remodeling an empirical subjectivity right into a hybrid, textual entity that she names, after Theodor Adorno, an "aesthetic subjectivity."

This aesthetic subjectivity, transmitted by means of the phrases at the web page, needs to be actualized―performed, reiterated, and created anew―by every one reader, at every one social gathering of analyzing. Lyric writing and lyric interpreting consequently attenuate the hyperlink among writer and phenomenalized voice. but the Negritude poem insists upon its connection to lived adventure while it emphasizes its published shape. mockingly, a in basic terms formalist analyzing must forget about the ways formal―and now not in simple terms thematic―elements aspect towards the poem's personal stipulations of emergence.

Blending archival study at the historic context of Negritude with theories of the lyric "voice," Noland argues that Negritude poems current a problem to either form-based (deconstructive) theories and identity-based theories of poetic illustration. via shut readings, she unearths that the racialization of the writer areas strain on a lyric regime of interpretation, obliging us to reconceptualize the relation of writer to textual content in poetries of the 1st person.

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