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"Residence at C___": Veronica Forrest-Thomson and Lisa Robertson writing Cambridge

Gardner, Calum 2016. "Residence at C___": Veronica Forrest-Thomson and Lisa Robertson writing Cambridge. Contemporary Women's Writing 10 (1) , pp. 67-84. 10.1093/cww/vpv043

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Abstract

This essay explores the much neglected late modernist poetry of Veronica Forrest-Thomson and reads it alongside Lisa Robertson’s book-length poem The Weather (2001), examining its connection to the city of Cambridge. Locating these works in the context of women writing what is commonly called Cambridge poetry, it investigates how this, as well as the surrounding features of the town, are incorporated into the poems and whether they are, as Lisa Robertson suggests, “site-specific.” Through their formal and conceptual innovations, much informed by their institutional and architectural surroundings, texts such as these create new conceptual spaces out of old traditions through formal innovation that is conceptualized as intellectual or emotional “architecture.”

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1754-1484
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 30 November 2015
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2017 20:20
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/86436

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