Date of Degree

6-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Program

Comparative Literature

Advisor

Wayne Koestenbaum

Subject Categories

Aesthetics | American Literature | Continental Philosophy | Epistemology | Literature in English, North America | Modern Literature | Poetry

Keywords

Consciousness, Antihumanism, Nature, Poetics, Aesthetics, Cosmology, Destiny, Philosophical Posthumanism, Ashbery, Subjectivity

Abstract

An essay lived by John Ashbery's Three Poems with special attention to the possibility of cosmic relevance. This paper attempts to imagine priorities and needs proper to celestial bodies. Three Poems is the consciousness that gives possibility to the text, while Blanchot, Nietzsche, and other thinkers ground its exploration in philosophical analysis.

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