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Virtuoso Beasts: Modernist Fables And The Vitality Of Style, Cliff Mak Jan 2015

Virtuoso Beasts: Modernist Fables And The Vitality Of Style, Cliff Mak

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation examines the pivotal function of animals in modernist writing, particularly where modernist style confronts inherited moral codes. Classic accounts of modernism emphasize Ć¢??impersonalityĆ¢?? as the prime method for artists seeking cultural and ethical authority in the period after 1880. This project digs into what I argue is ultimately the more palatable capacity of literary beasts to animate a similar poetics of authority. Where doctrines of impersonality often resorted to figures of the inorganic in order to simultaneously disavow and indulge the expression of authorial intention, modernists such as Gerard Manley Hopkins, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling ...


Madhouse Messiah, Rick Laurent Feely Jan 2012

Madhouse Messiah, Rick Laurent Feely

Posters

"Madhouse Messiah" takes a visual approach to key moments in the life of poet Allen Ginsberg between the years of 1948 and 1956. Rick's poster features a timeline of images representing moments such as Ginsberg's famous Blake vision, his mother's lobotomy, and the publication of "Howl." The timeline is juxtaposed with a word cloud from "Howl" and an image of a once-sterile room falling apart. Key visual elements:

  • Jarring image selections
  • Vertical timeline
  • Predominance of black and tan tones

This was created for the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF) Undergraduate Research Symposium.