Poetic Complexes and the Rhetoric of Mind in H.D. and Her Circle
Tesis y disertaciones académicas
Universidad de Salamanca (España)
Crítica e interpretación
6202 Teoría, Análisis y Crítica Literarias
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[ES]For all of their diverse interests, H.D, Moore, Pound, and Eliot were—and still are—a part of an ongoing intellectual tradition concerned with the nature of emotion. While scholars have never neglected to explore these poets’ fascination with the East, whether Moore’s interest in Daoism, Eliot’s preoccupation with Hinduism, or Pound’s lifelong study of Chinese poetry and Confucianism, my discussion of modern American and European psychology and modernist poetry has substantiated the claim that the rhetoric of emotion in modern psychology overwhelmingly influenced the substance and structure of H.D.’s, Moore’s, Pound’s, and Eliot’s work. As my emphasis on theories from modern psychology that place emotion in some relation to the human mind has demonstrated, the theories of Irons, Janet, Freud, Jung, and the British integral school of psychology somewhat reclaim an older understanding of emotion by asserting the mind’s control over emotion. This view of emotion accords well with H.D. and her circle’s shared fascination with pre-modernity.