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Poetic Acts & New Media Tom OConnor

Poetic Acts & New Media

Tom OConnor

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ISBN : 9780761836308
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174 pages
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Poetic Acts & New Media advances the fields of literary and new media studies by clarifying boundaries between competing genres and media through the creation of a new artistic genre, media poetry. This aesthetic mode of expression/becomingMorePoetic Acts & New Media advances the fields of literary and new media studies by clarifying boundaries between competing genres and media through the creation of a new artistic genre, media poetry. This aesthetic mode of expression/becoming seeks to transform mass culture (our codes of communication) by self-consciously acknowledging how textual, audio, and/or visual signs are constructed according to their simulation and not their representation. This study draws heavily upon literary media theories that intersect with Gilles Deleuzes philosophy of Sense as a simulated power of sensory transformations. Media poetry becomes a complex power of Sense by blending conventional mass-media codes with poetic simulations that provide alternative forms of creating meaning. Poetic Acts & New Media specifically examines the works of several poets that exemplify this multi-sensory approach to printed-text poetry, especially: .Langston Hughes .Tony Medina .David Wojahn .John Kinsella .David Trinidad. It also analyzes several contemporary films that embody the multi-modal logic of media poetry: .David Lynchs Mullholland Drive .Cameron Crowes Vanilla Sky .Spike Jonzes Being John Malkovich. In addition, this study interprets two influential primetime TV shows as exemplars of media poetry: Twin Peaks and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. All media poetry, regardless of genre or medium, allows readers/viewers to envision reality production as a rewriteable and poetic enterprise that can productively remediate any transparent abstraction or common-sense realism.