Reading for Affect in the Lyric: From Modern to Contemporary

  • Charles Altieri


I hope to develop two arguments that I think relevant to the teaching of lyric poetry. The first is analytic, the second historical and hence potentially capable of making a bridge between general concerns about the lyric and specific attention to some aspects of radical or investigative poetics.


Fall Leaf Thematic Resolution Lyric Poetry Affective Life Imaginary Projection 
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