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Giorgio Agamben

(1942–) Italianphilosopher best known for his concept of homo sacer. Agamben studied at the University of Rome, completing a doctorate on the political thought of Simone Weil. In ...

Sound Poetry

Sound Poetry   Reference library

H. Feinsod

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
Length:
1,806 words

...McClure ’s “beast language” offer an affiliation to sound poetry that reconnects the voice to biological priorities, while McCaffery has rethought the voice as a “paleotechnic” instrument in a wider media ecology. A third critical view, exemplified by the philosopher Giorgio Agamben , holds that written, asemantic speech codes are the textual figuration of embodied voice, opening poetry to an “unheard dimension sustained in the pure breath of the voice, in mere vox as insignificant will to signify.” A countertendency could be located in a group of...

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