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My work thus far has primarily been in philosophical poetics, and in particular has been focused on fundamental concepts of poetics: voice, rhythm, form, medium, lyric, metaphor. My first book, Sounding/Silence: Martin Heidegger at the Limits of Poetics (Fordham UP, 2013), looked at Heidegger's radical rethinking of some of these concepts; my second, On Voice in Poetry: The Work of Animation (Palgrave, 2015) focused on just one of these concepts. I am currently finishing a study of W. S. Graham, entitled The Poem as Art Object, and am increasingly interested in the history of poetry broadcasting: how broadcast media have shaped both poets' relations to audiences and to their own medium, and their listening/reading public's expectations and assumptions about what poetry is and should be. My longer term project is a cultural archaeology of privacy.
- I am editor of the online poetics journal Thinking Verse (www.thinkingverse.org).
Key Research Interests and Expertise
The central concern of my work thus far has been with how ‘philosophical’ thinking can illuminate our understanding of the technical specificity of art media, and in particular the linguistic medium of poetry. I have written on various topics in poetics and continental philosophy, especially the work of Martin Heidegger, on lyric poets including Keats, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Hopkins, and W. S. Graham, and on contemporary poetry.
LDCL4009A: Reading Texts
LDCL4011B: Reading Texts II
LDCL5072A: Literature and Philosophy
LDCL6032B: Feminist Writing
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge
Award Date: 1 Jan 2010
Master of Arts, King's College London
Award Date: 1 Jan 2005
Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge
Award Date: 1 Jan 2003
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- 3 Finished
1/01/14 → 31/12/14
Nowell-Smith, D., 1 Apr 2019, In : Critical Quarterly. 61, 1, p. 82-98 17 p.
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Nowell Smith, D., Feb 2019, In : Modern Philology. 116, 3, p. 235-261 27 p.
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Nowell Smith, D., 19 Aug 2018, In : Modernism/modernity. 3, 2
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