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‘Need keeps the book of dying open’: negative capability in Gil Ott’s the whole note.

Thurston, S 2008, ‘Need keeps the book of dying open’: negative capability in Gil Ott’s the whole note. , in: Ambiguity and the Search for Meaning, April 2008, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This paper was delivered at the Conference 'Ambiguity and the Search for Meaning' at the Jagiellonian University, Institute of English Philology, Krakow, Poland, April 2008. It explores the work of Gil Ott (1950-2004): poet, writer and publisher associated with the Language Poetry movement. The paper reads Ott's 1996 book The Whole Note for its ‘search for meaning’ in the face of death, arguing that it constitutes an illustration of Keats' notion of negative capability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gil Ott
Themes: Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Refereed: No
Depositing User: Dr Scott Thurston
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2009 11:19
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:00
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/2348

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