Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The Personal is Political: A Comparative Study of Contemporary Chinese and American Confessional Poetry

The Personal is Political: A Comparative Study of Contemporary Chinese and American Confessional... abstract: This article looks into the making of a Chinese confessional poetics, especially of a discourse of women's poetry, in interaction with American confessional poetry, as a cross-cultural literary construct. I am arguing that both Chinese and American confessional poetry feature both as aesthetic categories in particular intracultural and intercultural contexts and as manifestations of personal politics. American and Chinese confessional poetry can indeed be read as a showcase of politicized self-expression at odds with established powers. The author is particularly interested in how the confessional discourse relates to the acts of self-positioning, self-defining, self-articulating, and self-interpreting and in how these Chinese and American confessional poets wrestle with politics to carve out a discursive space of their own, on the margins of the sociopolitical domain. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Comparative Literature Studies Penn State University Press

The Personal is Political: A Comparative Study of Contemporary Chinese and American Confessional Poetry

Comparative Literature Studies , Volume 54 (1) – Apr 3, 2017

Loading next page...
 
/lp/penn-state-university-press/the-personal-is-political-a-comparative-study-of-contemporary-chinese-PhleE0Zxxu
Publisher
Penn State University Press
Copyright
Copyright © The Pennsylvania State University.
ISSN
1528-4212
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

abstract: This article looks into the making of a Chinese confessional poetics, especially of a discourse of women's poetry, in interaction with American confessional poetry, as a cross-cultural literary construct. I am arguing that both Chinese and American confessional poetry feature both as aesthetic categories in particular intracultural and intercultural contexts and as manifestations of personal politics. American and Chinese confessional poetry can indeed be read as a showcase of politicized self-expression at odds with established powers. The author is particularly interested in how the confessional discourse relates to the acts of self-positioning, self-defining, self-articulating, and self-interpreting and in how these Chinese and American confessional poets wrestle with politics to carve out a discursive space of their own, on the margins of the sociopolitical domain.

Journal

Comparative Literature StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Apr 3, 2017

There are no references for this article.