Badiou and American Modernist Poetics

  • Cameron MacKenzie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Cameron MacKenzie
    Pages 1-7
  3. Cameron MacKenzie
    Pages 9-24
  4. Cameron MacKenzie
    Pages 43-62
  5. Cameron MacKenzie
    Pages 63-82
  6. Cameron MacKenzie
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 87-88

About this book


Badiou and American Modernist Poetics explores the correspondence between Alain Badiou's thinking on art and that of the canonical modernists T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and Ezra Pound. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, the text engages with themes of the void, mastery, and place present in both modernist poetry and in Badiou’s philosophy. Through an examination of classic modernist texts, Cameron MacKenzie reveals that where Badiou hopes to go, the modernists have already been.


T.S. Eliot Ezra Pound Wallace Stevens American Modernism Modernist poetry Alain Badiou inaesthetics continental philosophy psychoanalysis dialectics

Authors and affiliations

  • Cameron MacKenzie
    • 1
  1. 1.Ferrum CollegeFerrumUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95027-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95028-0
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