"I have nothing to say, only to show": appropriation in the poetries of Trevor Joyce, Alan Halsey, and Susan Howe

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dc.contributor.advisor Allen, Graham en
dc.contributor.author O'Mahony, Niamh Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-26T09:24:14Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.date.submitted 2015
dc.identifier.citation O'Mahony, N. M. 2015. "I have nothing to say, only to show": appropriation in the poetries of Trevor Joyce, Alan Halsey, and Susan Howe. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 263
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2101
dc.description.abstract This thesis studies contemporary poetry’s innovations in textual borrowing and the range and scope of its appropriative practices. The restrictions of the inherited definitions of appropriation include a limited capacity for expression and meaningfulness, a partial concept of appropriation’s critical capacity, and an inadequate sense of the poet’s individual and unique practice of appropriation. This thesis resolves the problematic constraints limiting contemporary definitions of appropriation by tracing the history of the practice to reveal an enduring relation between appropriation and poetic expression. Close readings of Trevor Joyce’s, Alan Halsey’s, and Susan Howe’s poetry serve as evidence of contemporary poetry’s development of appropriation beyond the current ascriptions and offer some direction on how the critical understanding of appropriation might be extended and redefined. Here, appropriation is recognized as another source of lyric expression, critical innovation, and conceptual development in contemporary poetry. This thesis encourages a new perspective on the purpose and processes of poetic appropriation and the consequences of its declarative potential for both poet and poem. en
dc.description.sponsorship University College Cork (William J Leen Postgraduate Scholarship) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2015, Niamh M. O'Mahony. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Poetry en
dc.subject Innovative poetry en
dc.subject Trevor Joyce en
dc.subject Susan Howe en
dc.subject Alan Halsey en
dc.subject Appropriation en
dc.title "I have nothing to say, only to show": appropriation in the poetries of Trevor Joyce, Alan Halsey, and Susan Howe en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Arts) en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder University College Cork en
dc.contributor.funder Fulbright Commission of Ireland en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school English en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
dc.check.opt-out Not applicable en
dc.thesis.opt-out false
dc.check.embargoformat Both hard copy thesis and e-thesis en
ucc.workflow.supervisor g.allen@ucc.ie
dc.internal.conferring Autumn Conferring 2015

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