Ron Silliman, a critical bibliography

Aji, Hélène. “The Stakes of Narrative in the Poetries of David Antin, Ron Silliman and Lyn Hejinian: New Forms, New Constraints.” Revue Française d’Études Américaines 103 (2005): 79-92.

Boon, Carl J. “Parataxis and Possibility: Ron Silliman’s ‘Alphabet’.” Thesis. Ohio U, n.d. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences (20070101 2007 Nov): 1936-937.

Brito, Manuel, Carme Manuel, and Paul Scott Derrick. “Ron Silliman’s Remarks on Post-Referential Poetry.” N.p.: Universitat De València, 2003. 61-69.

Elburg, Fredrika Van. “Reading on the Bus: Ron Silliman’s Tjanting.” Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics 5 (2008): 132-54.

Epstein, Andrew. “The Volley Maintained Nears Orgasm: Rae Armantrout, Ron Silliman, and the Cross-Gender Collaboration.”  In Among Friends: Engendering the Social Site of Poetry. Eds. Anne Dewey and Libbie Rifkin (University of Iowa Press, 2013): 171-190.

Epstein, Andrew. “‘There Is No Content Here, Only Dailiness‘: Poetry as Critique of Everyday Life in Ron Silliman’s Ketjak.” Contemporary Literature 51.4 (2010): 736-76.

Galey-Sacks, Penelope. “Songlines and Entropy in Ron Silliman’s Ketjak.” Études Anglaises: Revue du Monde Anglophone 65.2 (2012): 181-92.

Huntsperger, David W. Procedural Form in Postmodern American Poetry: Berrigan, Antin, Silliman, Hejinian. N.p.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Hussain, Nasser S. “Performing Ketjak: The Theater of the Observed.” Postmodern Culture: An Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism 20.1 (2009): n. pag.

Kimmelman, Burt. “Reading the Posthuman Subject in The Alphabet.” Reading the Difficulties: Dialogues with Contemporary American Innovative Poetry. Eds. Thomas Fink and Judith Halden-Sullivan. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2014. 70-92.

Lavender, William. “Disappearance of Theory, Appearance of Praxis: Ron Silliman, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, and the Essay.” Poetics Today 17.2 (1996): 181-202.

Martin, Stephen-Paul. “A Paradigm Lost: Ron Silliman’s Paradise & the Archaeology of Language.” Sagetrieb: A Journal Devoted to Poets in the Imagist/Objectivist Tradition 8.1-2 (1989): 201-08.

Parker, Richard Thomas Arie. “‘A’ and the A’s’ Louis Zuko’v’sky Goes West.” Textual Practice 26.6 (2012): 1065-080.

Perloff, Marjorie. “Language Poetry and the Lyric Subject: Ron Silliman’s Albany, Susan Howe’s Buffalo.” Critical Inquiry 25.3 (1999): 405-34.

Stout, John C. “Experimenting with Letters: Alphabetical Sequences in Contemporary Innovative Poetry: Bök, Silliman, Mullen, and Christensen.” Modern Language Review 111.3 (2016): 613-32, 914.

Watkin, William. “The Materialization of Prose: Poiesis versus Dianoia in the Work of Godzich & Kittay, Shklovsky, Silliman and Agamben.” Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory 31.3 (2008): 344-64.

Watkin, William. “‘Systematic Rule-Governed Violations of Convention‘: The Poetics of Procedural Constraint in Ron Silliman’s BART and The Chinese Notebook.” Contemporary Literature 48.4 (2007): 499-529.


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