The Lyric in Transit

Munia Bhaumik

Emory University

Munia Bhaumik is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Comparative Literature at Emory University. She has been a Fellow of the Cornell Society for the Humanities and Melville Society. Her work has also appeared or is forthcoming in Dialogos: A Journal of Latino Studies; Mapocho: Revista de Humanidades; UCLA Thinking Gender Papers and in the anthology Islam and Postcolonial Discourse: Purity and Hybridity. Her research interests include theories of democracy, citizenship, and rights; literature and law; political philosophy; early and nineteenth-century American literature, including African-American and hemispheric American literatures; critical theory and continental philosophy; and postcolonial studies.


This paper examines transformations in poetic discourses in the nineteenth-century, drawing from Emerson’s “The Poet” and Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. I particularly compare representations of time in notions of meter... [ view full abstract ]


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P40 » Transformations: The Climates of History (10:15 - Friday, 23rd March, Fiesta III-IV)

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