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dc.contributor.authorMcQuillan, David
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-04T11:53:51Z
dc.date.available2018-09-04T11:53:51Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/74202
dc.description.abstractRupi Kaur’s debut poetry collection, milk and honey, has been accused of inadequate difficulty by critics and consumers seeking to discredit her work. What is difficulty in poetry, and why is it so central to poetic value? Difficulty in poetry is an affective response to a variety of writing strategies that obstruct a reader's interpretive capabilities. It has remained a central aesthetic priority in poetry since the early twentieth century, a legacy of high modernism. It can also be understood as a reading practice, by which readers can work through such interpretive challenges. Kaur’s poetic style is direct and accessible, which disrupts the systems of value that typically support poetic work by resisting difficult reading practices. Kaur’s non-difficulty frustrates many of her readers and critics, creating an aesthetic scandal around her work. Her non-difficulty, however, can be valued as a subversion of dominant aesthetic values in poetry.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectaestheticsen_US
dc.subjectPoetryen_US
dc.subjectKaur, Rupien_US
dc.subjectCanLiten_US
dc.subjectdifficultyen_US
dc.subjectscandalen_US
dc.titleAesthetic Scandal and Accessibility: The Subversive Simplicity of Rupi Kaur’s milk and honeyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2018-08-31
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Jason Haslamen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Erin Wunkeren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Julia Wrighten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Leonard Diepeveenen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Erin Wunkeren_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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