By Christopher Logue
The scene is decided for chilly Calls, the 5th and penultimate instalment of Logue's Homer, an ongoing undertaking - a bit of performance-art for the web page instead of the degree - which has taken numerous many years to spread, and has been defined as, 'Less a translation than an model. much less an variation in truth, than an unique poem of substantial power.' (Derek Mahon)
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Moreover, it argues that purely ‘literary’ discussions about the formal, aesthetic and stylistic elements of travel writing are depoliticising because they fail to take account of how both form and content are complicit in wider discourses of power. Formal examinations of the genre are difficult because there is no consensus over how to define travel writing or its structural elements. ’5 Despite efforts to set down generic boundaries, travel writing has always been saturated with the formal elements of other literary genres.
With Todorov’s arguments in mind, what are the generic boundaries of travel writing, and how have they been established as such over time? Generic criteria: a ‘general poetics’ of travel writing A journey can include a mixture of leaving home, finding oneself, going through a rite of passage, seeking one’s fortune, experiencing a dangerous adventure or simply getting away from it all. 21 As Caesar explains, the generic stasis of the travelogue can be located in practices of observation and evaluation: ‘the genre’s mode of knowing does not change.
Likewise, the discourses embedded in Bill Bryson’s text are the same discourses used by EU bureaucrats as they redefine the role of NATO in a globlalised world. Insisting on a discursive field that is infinite À that is material as well as linguistic À is the best way to foreground the possibility of 20 21 22 23 Foucault, ‘The Order of Discourse’, p. 109. ’ They provide a very clear explanation of this relationship through the example of building a brick wall: see Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, ‘Post-Marxism without Apologies’, New Left Review, No.
Cold Calls: War Music Continued by Christopher Logue