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dc.contributor.authorThompson, Gale Marie
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-14T17:56:58Z
dc.date.available2018-02-14T17:56:58Z
dc.date.issued2017-05
dc.identifier.otherthompson_gale_m_201705_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/thompson_gale_m_201705_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/37193
dc.description.abstractHelen or My Hunger is a poetic sequence that began in conversation with H.D.’s Helen in Egypt. It explores the relationship between memory, writing, and power, charting such concerns as iconicity, trauma, the body, and systemic violence. The poems think through a feminine mythmaking and storytelling (how and who we remember), weaving in and examining the speaker’s own “mythology.” It is motivated by some foundational questions: How is writing an act of memory? How do we construct our identities around the preservation or construction of memory? How is memory placed/displaced in the materiality of the body and its functions? How can power be drawn by resisting a single form, by allowing the work to find its own form, or formlessness? “Reading Ekstasis: Tracking Contradictions, Sustaining Incongruences” re-examines the classical concept of Ekstasis as a means of opening up the self to public, social reality, as opposed to shutting it off. Primarily discussing the works of H.D. and Adrienne Rich, this introduction asks how a poet can “break through the abstract” using a patriarchal language that serves to divide and isolate.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only Until 2019-05-01
dc.subjectPoetry
dc.subjectEssay
dc.subjectFeminism
dc.subjectDesire
dc.subjectHunger
dc.subjectHelen of Troy
dc.subjectAdrienne Rich
dc.subjectH.D.
dc.subjectAnne Carson
dc.subjectMaggie Nelson
dc.subjectPoetic Form
dc.subjectEkstasis
dc.subjectHybridity
dc.subjectSubjectivity
dc.subjectBody
dc.subjectMemory
dc.titleHelen or my hunger
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorEd Pavlic
dc.description.committeeEd Pavlic
dc.description.committeeMagdalena Zurawski
dc.description.committeeAndrew Zawacki


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