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Cinepoetry: Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Christophe Wall-Romana


How have poets writing in French reacted and adapted to cinema? This book answers with original analyses of over a century of remediation experiments among poets ranging from Mallarmé to Alferi, Hillel-Erlanger to Isou, and Cocteau to Damas and Gleize. ‘Cinepoetry’ names a disseminated but insistent practice of writing poetry under the inspiring warp of films, movie culture, the scenario form and cinema as actual or imaginary apparatus. Poets were struck by the essential feature of cinema--automorphosis—making it the first artificial form capable of reshaping itself like fluids and organic bod ... More

Keywords: Poetry, French culture, Cinema, 20th Century, Criticism, Theory, Remediation, Imaginary, Virtual, Avant-garde

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823245482
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823245482.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christophe Wall-Romana, author
University of Minnesota