Situating a badiouian anthropocene in hagiwara’s postnatural poetry

Dean Brink*

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In his article “Situating a Badiouian Anthropocene in Hagiwara's Postnatural Poetry” Dean A. Brink discusses the ecological dimension of the poetry of one of the founding voices in modern Jap-anese poetry, Sakutar? Hagiwara (1886-1942). Brink argues that Hagiwara developed a poetics characterized by engagements with nonhuman organisms and actants to situate the materiality of these actants in ways that diffuse the binary of “language” and “nature” and present a postnatural relationality that Bruno Latour describes. Drawing on the recent work of Alain Badiou, Brink explores materialist alternatives to representationalism-including the Lacanian triangle of the imaginary real and symbolic-by emphasizing human-nonhuman relations and Badiouian models of change in reading poetry in the anthropocene.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
JournalCLCWeb - Comparative Literature and Culture
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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