'A Total Double-Thing': A Re-evaluation of Phenomenology in Wallace Stevens

Mildenberg, Ariane (2013) 'A Total Double-Thing': A Re-evaluation of Phenomenology in Wallace Stevens. Textual Practice, 29 (1). pp. 133-154. ISSN 0950-236X. E-ISSN 1470-1308. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/0950236X.2013.858075) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

For more than 50 years there has been what one might call a phenomenological camp in Wallace Stevens scholarship. Unfortunately, many phenomenological readings of Stevens do not explore sufficiently the implications of Edmund Husserl's key concept of phenomenological reduction, thus missing the point of the intentionality of consciousness, the ‘starting-point and basis’ for phenomenological exploration. In arguing that intentionality, the pre-reflective involvement of consciousness and world, is the starting-point and basis of Stevens's early and late poetic concerns, this article automatically rules out the much discussed division between an ‘early’ Stevens who dichotomises mind and world, and a ‘late’ Stevens who re-engages with the world.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Wallace Stevens, phenomenology, reduction, intentionality, modernism
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Kate Smith
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2016 10:33 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40659 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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