Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Liam Callanan, Lane Hall, George Clark, Max Yela
This collection of poetry explores the relationship of between self and body by way of form and language. Through syntax and poetic forms, especially the sonnet, these poems investigate the interchange between the physical and the linguistics. The manuscript incorporates found text through the collage process, relying heavily on the medical texts of the seventeenth century anatomist William Harvey. The medicalized body becomes the means through which the speakers of these poems experience and express identity, considering the physical body as the body in pain, the queered body, and the body of the beloved.
Cristy, Aviva Englander, "The Heart Is a Hollow Muscle" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 676.