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Transferential Poetics, from Poe to Warhol
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Transferential Poetics, from Poe to Warhol

Adam Frank

Abstract

This book brings theories of affect to the study of poetics. Informed by the thinking of Silvan Tomkins, Melanie Klein, and Wilfred Bion, it offers new interpretations of the poetics of four major American artists: Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and Andy Warhol. By exploring their transferential poetics, that is, the close, reflexive attention each of these artists pays to the transfer of feeling between text and reader, the author unfolds the affect dynamics fundamental to experiences of composition, expression, group phenomena, thinking and learning, and self-care. The book’s ... More

Keywords: affect, criticism, television, theatricality, poetics, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Andy Warhol

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823262465
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262465.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Frank, author
University of British Columbia