Poetry And Imagined Worlds

This book explores the deep, imaginative, and creative power of poetry as part of the human experience.

Author: Olga V. Lehmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319648583

Category: Psychology

Page: 301

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This book explores the deep, imaginative, and creative power of poetry as part of the human experience. How poetry provides insight into human psychology is a question at the beginning of its theoretical development, and is a constant challenge for cultural psychologists and the humanities alike. Poetry functions, in all ages and cultures, as a rite that merges the beauty, truth and the unbearable conditions of existence. Both the general and the particular can be found in its expression. Collectively the authors aim to evoke a holistic understanding of what poetry conveys about decision making and the human search for meaning. This ground-breaking collection will be indispensable to scholars of clinical and theoretical psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature, aesthetics and sociology.

Poetry And Imagined Worlds

This book explores the deep, imaginative, and creative power of poetry as part of the human experience.

Author: Olga V. Lehmann

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3319648578

Category: Psychology

Page: 301

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This book explores the deep, imaginative, and creative power of poetry as part of the human experience. How poetry provides insight into human psychology is a question at the beginning of its theoretical development, and is a constant challenge for cultural psychologists and the humanities alike. Poetry functions, in all ages and cultures, as a rite that merges the beauty, truth and the unbearable conditions of existence. Both the general and the particular can be found in its expression. Collectively the authors aim to evoke a holistic understanding of what poetry conveys about decision making and the human search for meaning. This ground-breaking collection will be indispensable to scholars of clinical and theoretical psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature, aesthetics and sociology.

Imagined Worlds and Classroom Realities

I love poetry, especially some of the poetry that kids themselves have written. I've got some books of published student poetry, and there's some stunning ...

Author: Steve Shann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462098879

Category: Education

Page: 140

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"Stories matter. Stories speak about complex aspects of our lives that intuitively we know are important but for which the language of rational discourse is often inadequate. Stories draw on archetypal structures and evocative language in ways that create affect: they penetrate, provoke, and disturb. This is a book of nine stories about teachers and students. A young woman sits in her first teacher-education lecture and wonders what kind of a tribe she is joining. A preservice teacher clashes with his mentor teacher on a practicum. A teacher and students inhabit an online space with unpredictable consequences. Sally discovers the Universarium. Joseph writes a story that undoes his therapist. Sylvia struggles to free herself from an oppressive discourse about the nature of teaching. Two siblings support and console each other through their complex inductions into classroom lifeworlds. A secondary student goes missing and police, the media and his teachers wonder why. A teacher-education academic wrestles with elusive ideas in order to prepare a lecture that he hopes will make a more-than-passing impact. There is no other book like Imagined Worlds and Classroom Realities. It not only tells nine gripping stories, but also positions these stories as part of a growing scholarship about story-telling. It includes, as well, practical ways of using the stories in teacher education and professional development. Steve Shann is a teacher and writer with over forty years experience in primary, secondary and tertiary classrooms. "

Imagined Worlds and Constructed Differences in the Hebrew Bible

7 In her book Poetic Ethics in Proverbs , Anne Stewart combined literary and philosophical strategies by arguing that the aesthetic sophistication of the ...

Author: Jeremiah W. Cataldo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567683502

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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The purpose of this volume is twofold: to introduce readers to the study of cultural memory and identity in relation to the Hebrew Bible, and to set up strategies for connecting studies of the historical contexts and literature of the Bible to parallel issues in the present day. The volume questions how we can better understand the divide between insider and outsider and the powerful impact of prejudice as a basis for preserving differences between "us" and "them"? In turn the contributors question how such frameworks shape a community's self-perception, its economics and politics. Guided by the general framework of Anderson's theory of nationalism and the outsider, such issues are explored in related ways throughout each of the contributions. Each contribution focuses on social, economic, or political issues that have significantly shaped or influenced dominant elements of cultural memory and the construction of identity in the biblical texts. Together the contributions present a larger proposal: the broad contours of memory and identity in the Bible are the products of a collective desire to reshape the social-political world.

Inventing Imaginary Worlds

Does the writer mean substantially the same thing by imaginary world invention as ... The same might be said of poets, for whom each poem is in some way a ...

Author: Michele Root-Bernstein

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475809800

Category: Education

Page: 256

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How can parents, educators, business leaders and policy makers nurture creativity, prepare for inventiveness and stimulate innovation? One compelling answer, this book argues, lies in fostering the invention of imaginary worlds, a.k.a. worldplay. First emerging in middle childhood, this complex form of make-believe draws lifelong energy from the fruitful combustions of play, imagination and creativity. Unfortunately, trends in modern life conspire to break down the synergies of creative play with imaginary worlds. Unstructured playtime in childhood has all but disappeared. Invent-it-yourself make-believe places have all but succumbed in adolescence to ready-made computer games. Adults are discouraged from playing as a waste of time with no relevance to the workplace. Narrow notions of creativity exile the fictive imagination to fantasy arts. And yet, as Michele Root-Bernstein demonstrates by means of historical inquiry, quantitative study and contemporary interview, spontaneous worldplay in childhood develops creative potential, and strategic worldplay in adulthood inspires innovations in the sciences and social sciences as well as the arts and literature. Inventing imaginary worlds develops the skills society needs for inventing the future. For more on Inventing Imaginary Worlds, check out: www.inventingimaginaryworlds.com

Mindscapes the Geographies of Imagined Worlds

This , too , is the appeal of a poet like Walt Whitman , who was once described as the literary equivalent of a Hawaiian shirt . What is " good " about this ...

Author: George Edgar Slusser

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809314541

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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Eighteen essays plus four examples from the ninth annual J. Lloyd Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature at the University of California, Riverside. The concept of mindscape, Slusser and Rabkin explain, allows critics to focus on a single fundamental problem: "The constant need for a relation between mind and some being external to mind." The essayists are Poul Anderson, Wendy Doniger O' Flaherty, Ronald J. Heckelman, David Brin, Frank McConnell, George E. Slusser, James Romm, Jack G. Voller, Peter Fitting, Michael R. Collings, Pascal J. Thomas, Reinhart Lutz, Joseph D. Miller, Gary Westfahl, Bill Lee, Max P. Belin, William Lomax, and Donald M. Hassler. The book concludes with four authors discussing examples of mindscape. The participants are Jean-Pierre Barricelli, Gregory Benford, Gary Kern, and David N. Samuelson.

Contemporary Scottish Poetry and the Natural World

In its labour to imagined worlds, poetry performs a crucial role, opening new spaces: it has the power to experience the world whole, foregrounding the ...

Author: Szuba Monika Szuba

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474450621

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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Examines the representation of landscape in the poetry of John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie, Robin Robertson and Kenneth White Provides an interdisciplinary approach to the representation of landscape in contemporary poetryOpens up the dialogue between ecocriticism and phenomenologyProvides significant original discussion of major Scottish poetsReassesses the work and place of Kenneth White's poetry and thoughtWith an exciting and provocative approach to the reading of landscape and the non-human world in the work of four major Scottish poets, this groundbreaking book merges phenomenology and ecocritical literary criticism. It explores these poets' organic, intimate interrelation between the self and the world, their relationship to the landscape and connection with nature.

The Notion of Turning in Metaphysical Poetry

The speaker creates and combines several imagined worlds in the poem. In ll.1-8, he opens up the world of the spheres, beginning with “let mans Soule be a ...

Author: Carmen Dörge

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643909916

Category: Poetry

Page: 371

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In "Metaphysical Poetry", there is an emphasis on religious experience, which often touches on diverse kinds of turning. Among them are religious conversion (a turn to God), spatial movement (turning in space), divine transformation (turning from one kind into another), musical tuning (turning as a requisite for harmony) and circular turning. Moreover, there is a strong link between turning and its realisation through the language of the poems. Focusing on John Donne and George Herbert, this study explores various aspects of turning, as well as their interrelation. Dissertation. (Series: Religion and Literature / Religion und Literatur, Vol. 7) [Subject: Poetry]

Woman Reading to the Sea Poems

This slender volume constitutes a journey of sorts, a pilgrimage 'out' that returns the questing poet, imagined as a companion 'you,' to her own life."—Joyce Carol Oates, prize citation

Author: Lisa Williams

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393066432

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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A new volume from the winner of the 2007 Barnard Women Poets Prize. "Poems of arresting intelligence, precision, and beauty. In wonderfully crafted language, with the startling subtlety of certain of Emily Dickinson's poems, Lisa Williams takes us into eerily imagined worlds—the interior of a jellyfish, and the interior of a glacier; she beguiles us with the most seductive of poetic possibilities....This slender volume constitutes a journey of sorts, a pilgrimage 'out' that returns the questing poet, imagined as a companion 'you,' to her own life."—Joyce Carol Oates, prize citation

Sensibility and Female Poetic Tradition 1780 1860

But these lines also evoke the pleasures to be gained from becoming immersed the various imagined worlds of Landon's poetry.

Author: Claire Knowles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317057246

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Arguing that the end of the eighteenth-century witnessed the emergence of an important female poetic tradition, Claire Knowles analyzes the poetry of several key women writing between 1780 and 1860. Knowles provides important context by demonstrating the influence of the Della Cruscans in exposing the constructed and performative nature of the trope of sensibility, a revelation that was met with critical hostility by a literary culture that valorised sincerity. This sets the stage for Charlotte Smith, who pioneers an autobiographical approach to poetic production that places increased emphasis on the connection between the poet's physical body and her body of work. Knowles shows the poets Susan Evance, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, and Elizabeth Barrett-Browning advancing Smith's poetic strategy as they seek to elicit a powerful sympathetic response from readers by highlighting a connection between their actual suffering and the production of poetry. From this environment, a specific tradition in female poetry arises that is identifiable in the work of twentieth-century writers like Sylvia Plath and continues to pertain today. Alongside this new understanding of poetic tradition, Knowles provides an innovative account of the central role of women writers to an emergent late eighteenth-century mass literary culture and traces a crucial discursive shift that takes place in poetic production during this period. She argues that the movement away from the passionate discourse of sensibility in the late eighteenth century to the more contained rhetoric of sentimentality in the early nineteenth had an enormous effect, not only on female poets but also on British literary culture as a whole.

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

... as William Empson imagined , the Godhead must eventually abdicate into Spinozist immanence.10 Such thoroughly imagined worlds are rare in poetry .

Author: Elisabeth Camp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190651220

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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One of America's most celebrated poets, Emily Dickinson was virtually unpublished in her lifetime. When a slim volume of her poems emerged on the American scene in 1890, her work created shockwaves that have not subsided yet. Famously precise and sparse, Emily Dickinson's poetry is often described as philosophical, both because her poetry grapples with philosophical topics like death, spirituality, and the darkening operations of the mind, and because she approaches those topics in a characteristically philosophical manner: analyzing and extrapolating from close observation, exploring alternatives, and connecting thoughts into cumulative demonstrations. But unlike Lucretius or Pope, she cannot be accused of producing versified treatises. Many of her poems are unsettling in their lack of conclusion; their disparate insights often stand in conflict; and her logic turns crucially on imagery, juxtaposition, assonance, slant rhyme, and punctuation. The six chapters of this volume collectively argue that Dickinson is an epistemically ambitious poet, who explores fundamental questions by advancing arguments that are designed to convince. Dickinson exemplifies abstract ideas in tangible form and habituates readers into productive trains of thought--she doesn't just make philosophical claims, but demonstrates how poetry can make a distinct contribution to philosophy. All essays in this volume, drawn from both philosophers and literary theorists, serve as a counterpoint to recent critical work, which has emphasized Dickinson's anguished uncertainty, her nonconventional style, and the unsettled status of her manuscripts. On the view that emerges here, knowing is like cleaning, mending, and lacemakingL a form of hard, ongoing work, but one for which poetry is a powerful, perhaps indispensable, tool.

Australian Poetry

22 See Louis L. Martz , The Meditative Poem : An Anthology of Seventeenth ... 15–19 ; Alison Hoddinott , Gwen Harwood : The Real and Imagined World ( North ...

Author: Paul Kane

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521432391

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A comprehensive and original reading of Australian poetry from colonial times to the present.

The Essential Kay Smith

The Essential Poets Series presents the works of Canada’s most celebrated poets in a package that is beautiful, accessible and affordable. The Essential Kay Smith is the twentieth volume in the increasingly popular series.

Author: Kay Smith

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill

ISBN: 9780889848672

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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Over the course of her lengthy career, New Brunswick poet Kay Smith published in some of Canada’s finest literary journals. Her work displays a sophisticated fusion of images, metaphors and symbols, forgoing clear connections in favour of fractured grammar, surprising diction and her own unique poetic mythology. In Smith’s poetry, images are not signs of meaning or emotion, but rather forms of being—underpinned by her religious faith, her aptitude for metaphysical inquiry and her belief in the purity and wonder of the imagined world. The Essential Poets Series presents the works of Canada’s most celebrated poets in a package that is beautiful, accessible and affordable. The Essential Kay Smith is the twentieth volume in the increasingly popular series.

Fiction and Poetry

EAR 4 TERM 2 Range Fiction and poetry: • stories/novels about imagined worlds: science-fiction, fantasy adventures • stories in series • classic and modem ...

Author: Wendy Wren

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748736003

Category: English language

Page: 136

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This is a resource for teaching the Literacy Hour, the National Curriculum for English and the Scottish Guidelines for English language 5-14. It covers the key requirements for text level work (comprehension and composition) for fiction and poetry for Years 3 and 4 (Scotland P4-5.)It provides sections of syruictured lesson plans on all the main genres (narrative, poetry and plays).

Writing Plural Worlds in Contemporary U S Poetry

Frustrations that the poet or reader experiences in the act of locating ... and instead he enacts poesis as a method of adding imagined worlds onto the ...

Author: J. Keller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230623767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

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This book reveals how poets within the U.S. multi-ethnic avant-garde give up the goal of narrating one comprehensive, rooted view of cultural reality in favour of constructing coherent accounts of relational, local selves and worlds.

Translating the Poetry of the Holocaust

Sometimes the imagined world is one that by definition cannot exist in the situation the poet depicts, that is, it is impossible in the fictional world just ...

Author: Jean Boase-Beier

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441186669

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Taking a cognitive approach, this book asks what poetry, and in particular Holocaust poetry, does to the reader - and to what extent the translation of this poetry can have the same effects. It is informed by current theoretical discussion and features many practical examples. Holocaust poetry differs from other genres of writing about the Holocaust in that it is not so much concerned to document facts as to document feelings and the sense of an experience. It shares the potential of all poetry to have profound effects on the thoughts and feelings of the reader. This book examines how the openness to engagement that Holocaust poetry can engender, achieved through stylistic means, needs to be preserved in translation if the translated poem is to function as a Holocaust poem in any meaningful sense. This is especially true when historical and cultural distance intervenes. The first book of its kind and by a world-renowned scholar and translator, this is required reading.

Imagined Worlds

For Fielding , then , as for the French critics , 33 a romance was an epic poem in
prose , and Les Aventures de Télémaque appeared to him to be a true epic since
it has all the features common to that species except verse , which all critics ...

Author: Maynard Mack

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034987607

Category: English fiction

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Lorali

Colourful, raw, brave, rich and fantastical - this mermaid tale is not for the faint-hearted.

Author: Laura Dockrill

Publisher: Hot Key Books

ISBN: 9781471404238

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Colourful, raw, brave, rich and fantastical - this mermaid tale is not for the faint-hearted. Looking after a naked girl he found washed up under Hastings pier isn't exactly how Rory had imagined spending his sixteenth birthday. But more surprising than finding her in the first place is discovering where she has come from. Lorali is running not just from the sea, not just from her position as princess, but her entire destiny. Lorali has rejected life as a mermaid, and become human. But along with Lorali's arrival, and the freak weather suddenly battering the coast, more strange visitors begin appearing in Rory's bemused Sussex town. With beautifully coiffed hair, sharp-collared shirts and a pirate ship shaped like a Tudor house, the Abelgare boys are a mystery all of their own. What are they really up to? Can Rory protect Lorali? And who from? And where does she really belong, anyway?