Dialogues on Minimal Interpretation
This illuminating book presents the discussion of a variety of poems by two leading academics – Derek Attridge and Henry Staten. Following a series of emails, the conversational form of the book allows them to discover disagreements about what is obvious in a poem, how it is best read, or what...
To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge
This volume argues that theory, far from being dead, has undergone major shifts in order to come to terms with the most urgent cultural and political questions of today. Offering an overview of theory’s new directions, this groundbreaking collection includes essays on affect, biopolitics,...
Published March 22nd 2011 by Routledge
First published in 1988, Peculiar Language is now established as one of the most important discussions of the language of literature. This thought-provoking book challenges traditional notions of literary criticism, arguing that all attempts by writers, critics and literary theorists to define the...
Published May 26th 2004 by Routledge
Winner of the ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) Book Award for Literature 2006 Literature and the literary have proved singularly resistant to definition. Derek Attridge argues that such resistance represents not a dead end, but a crucial starting point from which to explore...
Published April 7th 2004 by Routledge
An Introduction to Rhythm in Poetry
Poet, Thomas Carper, and scholar, Derek Attridge, join forces in Meter and Meaning to present an illuminating and user-friendly way to explore the rhythms of poetry in English. They begin by showing the value of performing any poem aloud, so that we can sense its unique use of rhythm. From this...
Published August 13th 2003 by Routledge
Examines the way in which poetry in English makes use of rhythm. The author argues that there are three major influences which determine the verse-forms used in any language: the natural rhythm of the spoken language itself; the properties of rhythmic form; and the metrical conventions which have...
Published September 12th 1982 by Routledge