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Author Shaw, Lytle, author

Title Narrowcast : poetry and audio research / Lytle Shaw
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Post-45
Post 45.
Contents Third personism : the FBI's poetics of immediacy in the 1960s -- The Eigner sanction : keeping time from the American century -- Olson's sonic walls : citizenship and surveillance from the OWI to the Nixon tapes -- The strategic idea of north : Glenn Gould, Sergeant Jones and White Alice
Summary Through case studies of how mid-century American poetry used recording technologies to contest models of time being put forward by dominant media and the State, this book explores how New Left poets mobilized recording as a new form of sonic field research even while they were being subject to tape-based surveillance by the CIA and the FBI
Notes Explores how poets associated with the New Left mobilized tape recording as a new form of sonic field research even as they themselves were being subject to tape-based surveillance. Media theorists tend to understand audio recording as a technique for separating bodies from sounds, but this book listens closely to tape's embedded information, offering a counterintuitive site-specific account of 1960s poetic recordings. Allen Ginsberg, Charles Olson, Larry Eigner, and Amiri Baraka all used recording to contest models of time being put forward by dominant media and the state, exploring non-monumental time and subverting media schedules of work, consumption, leisure, and national crises. Surprisingly, their methods at once dovetailed with those of the state collecting evidence against them and ran up against the same technological limits. Arguing that CIA and FBI "researchers" shared unexpected terrain not only with poets but with famous theorists such as Fredric Jameson and Hayden White, Lytle Shaw reframes the status of tape recordings in postwar poetics and challenges notions of how tape might be understood as a mode of evidence
Through four case studies of how mid-century American poetry used recording technologies to contest models of time being put forward by dominant media and the State, Narrowcast explores how poets Allen Ginsberg, Charles Olson, Larry Eigner and Amiri Baraka mobilized recording as a new form of sonic field research even while they were being subject to tape-based surveillance by the CIA and the FBI
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 11, 2018)
Subject American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Electronic surveillance -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
New Left -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Oral interpretation of poetry.
Poetics.
Sound recordings and the arts -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sound -- Recording and reproducing -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017059718
ISBN 1503606570 (electronic book)
9781503606579 (electronic book)
(hardcover)