Women's Poetry and Popular Culture

Women's Poetry and Popular Culture

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Bringing a fresh approach to the field, this studyshows that poems by women do not always subvert the mainstream, the media, and the marketplace. With explorations of both Hollywood films, household advertising, childrena€™s books, mass magazines, and tabloid journalism as well as the poetry of H.D., Stevie Smith, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sylvia Plath, Ai, and Carol Ann Duffy, Marsha Bryant assesses the counterintuitive innovations that these poets fashion through popular culture. Bridging feminist and cultural studies, this book analyzes the ways in whichBritish and Americanwomen poets often operate as cultural insiders, consuming music, movies, and magazines through poems that do not always conform to appropriation or critique.Frigidaire pitched its a€œSheer Looka€ refrigerators and ovens of the late 1950s as a€œ stunning beautiesa€ that were both ... A 1950 advertisement for Gibson refrigerators presented its miracle product as a model husbanda€”a a€œGood Providera€ and a€œtrueanbsp;...

Title:Women's Poetry and Popular Culture
Author:Marsha Bryant
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2011-09-15


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