Resurrecting Absence: Iconic Ghosts in the Poetry of Susan Howe

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Jessica Wilkinson


The article focuses on the opinions of Susan Howe in her book A Bibliography of the King's Book, Or Eikon Basilike. It cites that Howe's work reflects her evocative visual and verbal landscapes as well as her enthusiasm of leading readers to the obscurities of textual and historical respresentation. It also discusses the strange tyrannical martyrdom of King Charles the First and his publication as well as her understanding of Edward Almack's bibliographical project.

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Jessica Wilkinson, University of Melbourne

Jessica Wilkinson is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her critical thesis focuses on silence and space in the poetry of Susan Howe. She is also writing a creative (poetry) thesis, which concentrates on resurrecting the ‘absent’ voice of silent cinema actress Marion Davies.