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Greene, Roland 1957-

Works: 40 works in 134 publications in 1 language and 4,654 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  History  Poetry  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other
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Most widely held works by Roland Greene
The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics by Roland Greene( )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over more than four decades, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more. Now this landmark work has been thoroughly revised and updated for the twenty-first century. Compiled by an entirely new team of editors, the fourth edition--the first new edition in almost twenty years--reflects recent changes in literary and cultural studies, providing up-to-date coverage and giving greater attention to the international aspects of poetry, all while preserving the best of the previous volumes. At well over a million words and more than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has unparalleled breadth and depth, offering expert synthesis and indispensable bibliographies
Post-Petrarchism : origins and innovations of the western lyric sequence by Roland Greene( )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-Petrarchism offers a theoretical study of lyric poetry through one of its most long-lived and widely practiced models: the lyric sequence, originated by Francis Petrarch in his Canzoniere of the late fourteenth century. A framework in which poems are suspended according to some organizing or unifying principle, the lyric sequence emerges from European humanist culture as a poetic discourse that represents personal experience and operates as a kind of fiction. Here Roland Greene proposes that since Petrarch the lyric sequence has survived in European and American literatures--from Shakespeare's Sonnets to The Waste Land to Trilce--as a complex in which formal, generic, and cultural designs intersect, and as an embodiment of lyric discourse at its most extensive, inclusive, and ambitious. Enabled by a theoretical introduction to the genre at large, the book treats the founding and elaboration of the vernacular sequence in six major texts by Petrarch, Philip Sidney, Edward Taylor, Walt Whitman, W.B. Yeats, Pablo Neruda, and Martin Adan. Throughout Greene shows how Petrarchism has evolved as lyric discourse through its exposure to such events as the Reformation and Puritanism, the settlement of the New World, and the various modernisms of Europe and the Americas. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The Princeton handbook of world poetries by Roland Greene( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries--drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics--provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the history and practice of poetry in more than 100 major regional, national, and diasporic literatures and language traditions around the globe. With more than 165 entries, the book combines broad overviews and focused accounts to give extensive coverage of poetic traditions throughout the world. For students, teachers, researchers, poets, and other readers, it supplies a one-of-a-kind resource, offering in-depth treatment of Indo-European poetries (all the major Celtic, Slavic, Germanic, and Romance languages, and others); ancient Middle Eastern poetries (Hebrew, Persian, Sumerian, and Assyro-Babylonian); subcontinental Indian poetries (Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Urdu, and more); Asian and Pacific poetries (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Nepalese, Thai, and Tibetan); Spanish American poetries (those of Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and many other Latin American countries); indigenous American poetries (Guarani, Inuit, and Navajo); and African poetries (those of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Africa, and other countries, and including African languages, English, French, and Portuguese). Complete with an introduction by the editors, this is an essential volume for anyone interested in understanding poetry in an international context. Drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Provides more than 165 authoritative entries on poetry in more than 100 regional, national, and diasporic literatures and language traditions throughout the world Features extensive coverage of non-Western poetic traditions Includes an introduction, bibliographies, cross-references, and a general index "--
The project of prose in early modern Europe and the New World( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unrequited conquests : love and empire in the colonial Americas by Roland Greene( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five words : critical semantics in the age of Shakespeare and Cervantes by Roland Greene( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood. Invention. Language. Resistance. World. Five ordinary words that do a great deal of conceptual work in everyday life and literature. In this original experiment in critical semantics, Roland Greene considers how these five words changed over the course of the sixteenth century and what their changes indicate about broader forces in science, politics, and other disciplines. Greene discusses a broad swath of Renaissance and transatlantic literature-including Shakespeare, Cervantes, Camões, and Milton-in terms of the development of these words rather than works
The Princeton handbook of poetic terms( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition collects over 200 entries from The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics: Fourth Edition (2012). Roland Greene and Stephen Cushman have selected the terms most common in literary study to create a reference ideal for graduate, MFA, and undergraduate students, and any scholar of poetry. The entries illuminate crucial critical concepts, genres, forms, movements, and poetic elements, adding up to a resource that is authoritative and broad in scope, yet convenient for use in literature and writing courses. The book includes a new introduction by Greene and Cushman"--
Material poetry of the Renaissance, the renaissance of material poetry( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins and innovations of the western lyric sequence by Roland Greene( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sermon, delivered at Wrentham, at the ordination of the Rev. Elisha Fisk, June the 12th, 1799 by Enos Hitchcock( Book )

3 editions published in 1799 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagined voices : Amerindian oralities and new world poetics by Caroline Egan( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How did colonial linguistic exchanges between Amerindians and Europeans shape early modern conceptualizations of language itself--its locus and limits, its ideological plasticity or inflexibility? While oral traditions are persistent objects of scholarly attention, the concept of orality in itself has often been taken for granted, receiving less theoretical examination in comparison to the extensive scholarly corpus devoted to interrogating categories such as writing, literacy, text, and media. My research addresses the pending question of the complexities of orality in the New World by arguing that colonial encounters produced multiple oralities: a series of semiotic, aesthetic, and material phenomena that often emerge through the gestures of suckling and singing, in the regimes of grammar and taste, and in the performance of combat and proselytization. This study addresses early modern linguistic and cultural encounters in the Americas, focusing on the role of Amerindian languages in the development of what I call a New World poetics. I adopt an inter-American and transatlantic framework in order to compare how multilingual actors narrated and reinvented indigenous languages in historical, linguistic, lyric, and missionary works. The corpus under consideration includes the Nahuatl-language poetry collected in the Cantares Mexicanos manuscript, the Tupi grammar authored by Jesuit José de Anchieta, linguistic and missionary tracts and translations by Roger Williams and John Eliot, and the treatise on Incan history and customs by El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. I demonstrate that these texts, written in and concerning languages such as Nahuatl, Narragansett, Quechua, Tupi, and Wampanoag, all evince sustained attention to the complexities of orality, conceived through the somatic and material qualities of speech, song, and alphabetic writing. Addressing these distinct forms of orality in colonial American literatures provides a vocabulary and framework for thinking about the oral in plural terms, related but not restricted to its relationship with written and spoken expression. In navigating the intersections of major Amerindian and European languages and traditions within a unified theoretical framework, my project integrates both comparative American and transatlantic encounters as the coordinates within which to critically revise traditional notions of orality used to interrogate the early colonial world
Forms of poetic attention by Lucy Maddux Alford( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The notion of "poetic form" is as old and familiar as the study of poetry itself, an unquestioned shorthand for "how poems work." But what exactly is formed in a poem? At its core, I argue, poetry is an event of attention generated in the acts of reading and writing. This dissertation offers a systematic exploration of this premise, analyzing how poems compose attention and how attention in turn constitutes poetry's primary material. In doing so, the project also theorizes the process of attention-making itself: its objects, coordinates, and variables. I focus primarily on the American twentieth century, augmenting this modern focus with examples drawn from earlier and nonwestern poets, such as Sappho, Al-Khansa', and William Shakespeare. Making explicit the centrality of attention to poetic experience, this dissertation develops a method and terminology for identifying the dynamics of poetic attention and distinguishes this specifically poetic attention from other varieties of attention. Part One focuses on the dynamics of "transitive" attention, or modes of attention that take an object. Drawing on attention studies in phenomenology, psychology, and cognitive science, I identify five essential dynamic coordinates of transitive attention: intentionality, interest, selectivity, spatiotemporal remove, and apprehension. I demonstrate this process through an exploration of four primary categories of transitive attention: desire (reading Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Hass), contemplation (George Oppen, Wallace Stevens, and Rolf Dieter Brinkmann), recollection (Geoffrey Hill, Anne Carson, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha), and imagination (William Wordsworth, Rainer Maria Rilke, and John Burnside). In each case, I constellate several close readings to unfold the complexity of each mode. In Part Two, I turn to the dynamics of "intransitive" attention, exploring how poetic attention functions when, aside from the formal object that is the poem itself, there is no central object of focus. As in Part One, I begin by parsing the dynamic coordinates of intransitive attention, which include intentionality, the presence or absence of an indirect object, scope, temporal inflection, and subjectivity. I then identify and explore four applied modes: vigilance (reading Stéphane Mallarmé and Friedrich Hölderlin), resignation (Arthur Rimbaud and Charles Wright), idleness (Joan Retallack, Frank O'Hara, and A.R. Ammons), and boredom (Charles Bukowski, Thom Gunn, and T.S. Eliot). This research makes explicit what has been an unspoken intuition among poets and critics alike for centuries: that poetry is at its core an event of attention, that it forms and is formed by attention, that this poetic attention is of human value, and that it might be cultivated--sharpened, sensitized, quickened, refined--through the practice of reading and writing poetry
Providence and acceleration : prophetic modalities in early modern Iberian literature by Christopher Kenneth Kark( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rather than foretelling the future in any strict sense, prophecy in early modern Iberian literature works to read a telos--what I call "destiny"--Out of the historical or legendary past. An act of postdiction, this teleological mode of reading also has an important pragmatic and interpellative element; it calls for and even demands present action in light of a preordained future. Prophecy, in this sense, works to transcend time in order to act both within and upon it. Particularly in early modern Catholic Europe, prophecies shaped perceptions of and controlled destiny through two modalities that, drawing on Reinhardt Koselleck's "Futures Past" (1985), I call "providentialism" and "accelerationism"--that is, the practice of slowing time down to defend the status quo with triumphalist postdictions or quickening its pace to rush to meet a future perceived to be redemptive. Although providentialist and accelerationist prophecies crop up frequently across literary genres in early modern Iberia, given the simultaneously evangelical and acquisitive motives that underlay the development and expansion of Portugal and Spain's respective empires, they are most prevalent in texts sitting at the crossroads of the sacred and the political. Such texts include, but are not limited to, epic poems, autos sacramentales, sermons, and political treatises that appropriate, develop, and use prophecy in their interrogations of empire. More specifically, I focus on epics such as Alonso Ercilla y Zúñiga's "La Araucana" (1569, 1578, 1589) and Luís de Camões's "Os Lusíadas" (1572), Pedro Calderón de la Barca's autos sacramentales, as well as António Vieira's prophetic treatises and a selection of his sermons
Aesthetics of defamiliarization in Hedeigger, Duchamp, and Ponge by Elizabeth R Romanow( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Victor Shklovsky's of ostranenie, estrangment or defamiliarization, may be useful for understanding a broad range of artistic strategies in twentieth century art and aesthetics. Heidegger's theory of art, when read in light of his existential ontology in Being and Time, which is also a social theory, can be understood as providing a philosophical account of defamiliarization as having significance for both an ethics and an aesthetics. Duchamp's "readymades, " with their interrogation of the idea of art and the institutions and practices to which it belongs, derive their critical and experiential force from their effectiveness in rendering unfamiliar or strange a quotidian object that is industrially fabricated; in Duchamp's case, this raises a multiplicity of questions
The local poet in the romantic tradition by Christopher Donaldson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Many poems evoke a sense of place; few poems, however, forge a lasting connection between a poet and a particular locale. In "The Local Poet in the Romantic Tradition, " I chart the evolution of this latter type of poetry and document its influence on readerly tastes in Britain over the last two hundred and fifty years. Parting ways with previous studies, I take the view that local poetry is defined less by the invocation of specifically named locations, or even by a proclivity for amassing topographical detail, than by the cultivation of a special kind of poetic ethos. Drawing on the works of William Wordsworth as well as a range of pre- and post-Romantic poets, I examine different instantiations of this ethos and outline the contours of the tradition of local poetry in Britain from its origins in the eighteenth century to its rise to prominence in the Victorian era
Constructing genealogies in early modern England and the Mediterranean by Anne Marie Guglielmo( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My dissertation uncovers how and why authors in early modern English and Mediterranean literature construct explanations of their own or their societies' origins. The framework for my analysis is the notion of "genealogies"--A term that may signify bloodlines, imperial lineages, religious genealogies, imagined genealogies of heroic conquerors, or literary genealogies of authors. I further argue that competing Muslim and Christian claims to the same genealogies complicate (or even render unsustainable) many of the assumed distinctions between "East" and "West" that have endured from the Renaissance to the present day. Chapter one discusses how both Leo Africanus and his _Descrizione dell'Africa_ both reify Muslim and Christian geographical distinctions while simultaneously challenging them. I conclude the chapter with a discussion of the afterlife of Africanus' work through a European "isnad" in Luis del Mármol Carvajal's _Descripción general de Africa_. Mármol unwittingly adapts Africanus' hybrid literary genealogy in a hostile manner unintended by Africanus and, in effect, writes Africanus out of his own history. Chapter two deals with ideologies of empire, comparing consanguineal and heroic genealogies in Ludovico Ariosto's _Orlando furioso_ and Edmund Spenser's _Faerie Queene_. I address why Ariosto makes Ruggiero (the "ancestor" of Ariosto's patrons) Muslim and how Spenser manipulates genealogies to provide a solution for the aging, heirless Queen Elizabeth by collapsing time and place within his poem. Chapter three notes two competing genealogies of English kingship in Shakespeare's Henriad--Christian divine right and heroic Greco-Roman genealogies. Fluellen's comparison of Henry V with Alexander "the Pig, " even as it relies upon Plutarch's paralleled lives of Alexander and Julius Caesar, demonstrates that if Shakespeare's handling of Henry V's "Turkishness" is subversive, it is because it is emulative, not slanderous. Finally, to make a larger point about mixed blood and religion in seventeenth-century Spain, I take Cervantes' suggestion literally, that his readers imagine Sidi Hamete Benengeli as the "true author" of _Don Quijote_ and explore how, similar to Mármol's appropriation of Leo Africanus' open-ended genealogy, Avellaneda, the author of an apocryphal sequel, engages in unauthorized continuation Sidi Hamete's "verdadera historia."
Romantic lives of the mind by Hanna Janiszewska( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Romantic Lives of the Mind examines the emergence of a new form of intellectual life in the Romantic period. I argue that literary activity became indispensable to thinking about being a person. Writers such as Coleridge, Keats, Hazlitt and De Quincey sought not only to find new ways to talk about the experience of living, but to test those ideas out in their own lives. In looking to justify a life devoted to thought, they had to rewrite the terms of life itself -- to make literary activity not only a vital component of any program in life, but the hermeneutic model best suited to interpreting it. In readings which render both the conceptual intensity and the texture of such lives, I show how the concept of "literature, " as we understand it today, emerges out of these activities
The final lilt of songs : late Whitman and the long American century by Anton Leonard Vander Zee( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Critics have long dismissed Walt Whitman's late poetry as a frail echo of his ambitious antebellum poems; subsequent authors often view him as a poet whose utopian political vision no longer offers a tenable model for their respective realities. In both of these cases, Whitman remains a poet in many ways lost to us. Contesting these narratives of decline and desuetude, my dissertation rescues the poet's late work from neglect and demonstrates how Whitman, precisely in the estranging forms his late work takes, offers a charged poetic response to the post-Civil War years and plays a critically overlooked role in conceptions of subsequent poetries
[Roland Greene and Timothy Reiss]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Roland Greene and Timothy Reiss, Comparative Literature, discuss the current state of Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon
The marriage of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson : an inquiry into spousal poetics by Derek Carter Mong( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Though Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman spent their lives unwed, their afterlives have never been free of marital vows. Take Whitman, who--having ducked an early proposal from Anne Gilchrist, a widowed, English admirer--finds himself the imaginary suitor to Ronald Johnson and Hart Crane. Dickinson, however, on account of her perceived seclusion, prompts us not to thoughts of consummation, but of extended courtship. In the following study I investigate how marriage and weddings permeate the core poetry in question, before exploring the marital permutations in the afterlives of Walt and Emily. Marriage serves as both subject matter and metaphor, leading me to such texts as Edward Weston's photographs for a 1941 Leaves of Grass (made with Charis Wilson, his new, and soon to be ex-, wife); the poetry of same-sex weddings; Jerome Charyn's daring novel The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson (2010); Joyce Carol Oates's short story "EDickinsonRepliLuxe" (2008); and Paul Di Filippo's peculiar steampunk novella, "Walt and Emily" (1995), where the titular characters fall in love
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The project of prose in early modern Europe and the New World
Alternative Names
Greene, Roland

Greene, Roland A. 1957-

Greene, Roland (anglista).

Greene, Roland Arthur

Greene, Roland Arthur 1957-

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Unrequited conquests : love and empire in the colonial Americas