‘Need keeps the book of dying open’ : negative capability in Gil Ott’s The Whole Note

Thurston, S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5326-593X 2010, ‘Need keeps the book of dying open’ : negative capability in Gil Ott’s The Whole Note , in: Ambiguity and the search for meaning : English and American studies at the beginning of the 21st century (Eleventh International Conference), 23rd-25th April 2008, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

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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)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language
Journal or Publication Title: Ambiguity and the Search for Meaning: English and American Studies at the Beginning of the 21st Century
Publisher: Jagiellonian University Press
Refereed: No
ISBN: 9788323331179
Depositing User: Dr Scott Thurston
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2009 11:19
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 20:32
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2348

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