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The Manhattan Project


The Manhattan Project

Hunt, John Kenneth C. (2017) The Manhattan Project. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The Manhattan Project is a book of lyric poetry that chronicles the discovery of nuclear energy and its subsequent use as both a weapon and a fuel source. The book is grounded in the aesthetic positionality contained in scholar Joyelle McSweeney’s concept of the ‘necropastoral’, a liminal zone where disparate spaces, such as the classical `urban` and `pastoral`, become blurred. The Manhattan Project examines the enduring impossibility of sufficiently responding to the continuing repercussions of the nuclear age and its post-nuclear contaminants through a kind of `resurrection` of lyric meditation, further mutated by both formal constraints and conceptual frameworks.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > English
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Hunt, John Kenneth C.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Date:7 April 2017
Thesis Supervisor(s):Wershler, Dr. Darren
Keywords:poetry conceptual necropastoral lyric nuclear manhattan project contamination environmental pastoral
ID Code:982362
Deposited By: Kenneth Hunt
Deposited On:07 Jun 2017 16:40
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:54
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