Graduation Term

3-2-2024

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Department of English: English Studies

Committee Chair

Duriel E Harris

Abstract

This dissertation theorizes and deploys a poetics of entanglement as a creative practice for questioning relationality and its role in meaning-making. The dissertation includes a critical preface that explores a poetics of entanglement by analyzing poetry by gay cis male US poets whose work is thematically linked by their creative disruptions of the feeling of shame. The dissertation’s creative chapter is a collection of original poems titled It Bears Repeating; the poems deploy a poetics of entanglement to open questions in the shamed body. The dissertation concludes with considerations for how a poetics of entanglement might be taught to undergraduate students as a method of poem analysis in a course centered on reading trans and genderqueer poetry. KEYWORDS: Poetry, LGBTQ Studies, Queer Shame, Queer Pedagogy, Gay Poetry

DOI

https://doi.org/10.30707/ETD2024.20240618063951240537.999922

Page Count

201

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