Barrett Watten

Comments & Themes

Topics for research and critical analysis:

    • Analyze in terms of poetics Watten's practice a derived from poststructuralist theory.


    • Establish Barrett Watten's intentionality for dissociation.


    • Consider Watten's poetry as testimony to various ideological preoccupations.


    • Analyze paragraphs, disjunctive sentences, and line breaks as structural elements in Watten's poetry.


    • Amnesia and memory in Under Erasure: composition and its transcendental signification as language praxis.


    • Watten's use of typographic devices: encounter of inner and outer communication.