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In much the same way that photography forced painting to move in new directions, the advent of the World Wide Web, with its proliferation of easily transferable and manipulated text, forces us to think about writing, creativity, and the materiality of language in new ways. In Against Expression, editors Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith present the most innovative works responding to the challenges posed by these developments. Charles Bernstein has described conceptual poetry as "poetry pregnant with thought." Against Expression, the premier anthology of conceptual writing, presents work that is by turns thoughtful, funny, provocative, and disturbing. Dworkin and Goldsmith, two of the leading spokespersons and practitioners of conceptual writing, chart the trajectory of the conceptual aesthetic from early precursors including Samuel Beckett and Marcel Duchamp to the most prominent of todays writers. Nearly all of the major avant-garde groups of the past century are represented here, including Dada, OuLiPo, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, and Flarf to name just a few, but all the writers are united in their imaginative appropriation of found and generated texts and their exploration of nonexpressive language. Against Expression is a timely collection and an invaluable resource for readers and writers alike.

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In much the same way that photography forced painting to move in new directions, the advent of the World Wide Web, with its proliferation of easily transferable and manipulated text, forces us to think about writing, creativity, and the materiality of language in new ways. In Against Expression, editors Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith present the most innovative works responding to the challenges posed by these developments.  

About the Author

Craig Dworkin is the author of Reading the Illegible (Northwestern, 2003), and the editor of Architectures of Poetry (2004), Language to Cover a Page: The Early Writing of Vito Acconci (2006), The Consequence of Innovation: 21st Century Poetics (2008), and, with Marjorie Perloff, The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound (2009). Kenneth Goldsmiths writing has been called "some of the most exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry" by Publishers Weekly. Goldsmith is the author of ten books of poetry. He teaches writing at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a senior editor of PennSound, an online poetry archive.

Table of Contents

Why Conceptual Writing? Why Now?

Kenneth Goldsmith

The Fate of Echo

Craig Dworkin

Monica Aasprong

from Soldatmarkedet

Walter Abish

from Skin Deep

Vito Acconci

from Contacts/Contexts (Frame of Reference): Ten Pages of Reading Roget's Thesaurus

from Removal, Move (Line of Evidence): The Grid Locations of Streets, Alphabetized, Hagstrom's Maps of the Five Boroughs: 3. Manhattan

Kathy Acker

from Great Expectations

Sally Alatalo

from Unforeseen Alliances

Paal Bjelke Andersen

from The Grefsen Address

Anonymous

Eroticism

Davic Antin

A List of the Delusions of the Insane: What They Are Afraid Of

from Novel Poem

from The Separation Meditations

Louis Aragon

Suicide

Nathan Austin

from Survey Says!

J.G. Ballard

Mae West's Reduction Mammoplasty

Fiona Banner

from The Nam

Derek Beaulieu

from Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Samuel Beckett

from Molloy

from Watt

Caroline Bergvall

VIA (36 Dante Translations)

Charles Bernstein

from I and The

My/My/My

Tod Berrigan

An Interview with John Cage

Jen Brevin

from Nets

Gregory Betts

from If Language

Christian Bök

from Busted Sirens

from Eunoia

Marie Buch

from Whole Foods

William S. Burroughs

from Nova Express

Davic Buuck

Follow

John Cage

Writing Through The Cantos

Blaise Cendrars

from Kodak

Thomas Claburn

from i feel better after i type to you

Elisabeth S. Clark

from Between Words

Claude Closky

The First Thousand Numbers Classified in Alphabetical Order

from Mon Catalogue

Clark Coolidge

from Cabinet Voltaire

from Bond Sonnets

Hart Crane

Emblems of Conduct

Brian Joseph Davis

from Voice Over

Katie Degentesh

The Only Miracles I Know of Are Simply Tricks that People Play on One Another

Mónica de la Torre

from Doubles

Denis Diderot

from Jacques le fataliste et son maître

Marcel Duchamp

from notes

Craig Dworkin

from Legion

from Parse

Laura Elrick

from First Words

Dan Farrell

Avail

from The Inkblot Record

Gerald Ferguson

from The Standard Corpus of Present Day English Language Usage Arranged by Word Length and Alphabetized Within Word Length

Robert Fitterman

Metropolis

from The Sun Also Rises

Lawrence Griffin

Spinoza's Ethics

Peter Gizzi

Ode: Salute to the New York School, 1950-1970 (a libretto)

Judith Goldman

from dictée

from r'ture/CENTaur

Kenneth Goldsmith

from Day

from No. III 2.7.92-10.20.96

from Soliloquy

from The Weather

Nada Gordon

Abnormal Discharge

Noah Eli Gordon

from Inbox

Michael Gottlieb

from The Dust

Dan Graham

Exclusion Principle

Poem-Schema

Michelle Granguad

from Biographies/Poetry

Brion Gysin

First Cut-Ups

Michael Harvey

from White Papers

H. L. Hix

Poem composed of statements made by George W. Bush in January 2003

Yunte Huang

from Cribs

Douglas Huebler

from Secrets: Variable Piece #4

Peter Jaeger

from Rapid Eye Movement

Emma Kay

from Worldview

Bill Kennedy and Darren Wershler

from Apostrophe

Michael Klauke

from Ad Infinitum

Christopher Knowles

from Typings

Joseph Kosuth

from Purloined: A Novel

Leevi Lehto

from Päivä

Tan Lin

from BIB

Dana Teen Lomax

from Disclosure

Trisha Low

Confessions

Rory Macbeth

from The Bible (alphabetized)

Jackson Mac Low

from Words nd Ends from Ez

Stéphan Mallarmé

from La dernière mode

from Le livre

Donato Mancini

Ligature

Peter Manson

from Adjunct: An Undigest

from English in Mallarmé

Shigeru Matsui

Pure Poems

Bernadette Mayer

from Eruditio ex Memoria

Steve McCaffery

Fish Also Rise

The Kommunist Manifesto or Wot We Wukkers Want

   Bi Charley Marx un Fred Engels

Stephen McLaughlin and Jim Carpenter

from Issue I

David Melnick

from Men in Aida, Book II

Richard Meltzer

Barbara Mauritz: Music Box

Denny Lile

Maple Leaf Cowpoop Round-Up

Christof Migone

from La première phrase et le dernier mot

Tomoko Minami

from 38: The New Shakespeare

K. Silem Mohammad

Spooked and Considering How Spooky Deer Are

from Sonnagrams

Simon Morris

from Getting Inside Jack Kerouac's Head

from Re-writing Freud

Yedda Morrison

from Kyoto Protocol

Harryette Mullen

Bilingual Instructions

Elliptical

Mantra for a Classless Society, or Mr. Roget's Neighborhood

Alexandra Nemerov

First My Motorola

C. K. Ogden

Anna Livia Plurabelle

Tom Orange

I Saw You

Parasitic Ventures

from All the Names In Search of Lost Time

Georges Perec

Attempt at an Inventory of the Liquid and Solid Foodstuffs Ingurgitated by Me in the Course of the Year Nineteen Hundred and Seventy-Four

M. NourbeSe Philip

from Zong!

Vanessa Place

from Statement of Facts

Bern Porter

Clothes

Raymond Queneau

from The Foundations of Literature

Claudia Rankine

from Don't Let Me Be Lonely

Ariana Reines

from The Cow

Charles Reznikoff

from Testimony, Volume II: The United States (1885-1915) Recitative

Deborah Richards

from The Beauty Projection

Kim Rosenfield

The Other Me

Raymond Roussel

from How I Wrote Certain of My Books

Aram Saroyan

Untitled Poem

Ara Shirinyan

from Your Country Is Great

Ron Silliman

from Sunset Debris

Juliana Spahr

Thrashing Seems Crazy

Brian Kim Stefans

from The Vaneigem Series

Gary Sullivan

Conceptual Poem (WC + WCW)

To a Sought Catepillar

Nick Thurston

He Might Find

Rodrigo Toscano

Welcome to Omnium Dignitatem

Tristan Tzara

from Dada Manifesto on Feeble and Bitter Love

Andy Warhol

from a: a novel

Darren Wershler

from The Tapeworm Foundry

Christine Wertheim

Finnegans Wanke/Finnegans Wake

Wiener Gruppe

ideas for a "record album/functional" acoustic cabaret

11 abecedaries

William Butler Yeats

Mona Lisa

Steven Zultanski

My Death Drive

Vladimir Zykov

from I Was Told to Write Fifty Words

Acknowledgments

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810127111
Author:
Dworkin, Craig (edt)
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Editor:
Dworkin, Craig
Editor:
Goldsmith, Kenneth
Author:
Goldsmith, Kenneth
Author:
Dworkin, Craig
Subject:
Literature, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Conceptual art
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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