2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Shaping Meaning Through Sound: 'That You Might Bond to Me, Covalently'
Arthur D. Gregg
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor

This project analyzes relationships between sound and perception through my own poetry and those of contemporary poets; it is both creative and analytical. If meaning soars on wings of sound, then poetry might be seen as a meditation on how medium affects message. In a world where sound shapes reality, I aspire to join the ranks of those who throw rocks into pools of existence in an attempt to harness the ripple. It is the goal of shaping reality, yours and mine, that I write and study poetry. I seek to create sonic and semantic frameworks through which the world might be viewed and skewed, that something might be found on highways and roads less travelled. I hope to offer my own examples and analyses of this phenomena, as well as those from Bishop, Wilbur, Frost, Yeats, Pinsky, and more, that this work might focus on creative process and criticism.

Keywords: Poetry, Linguistics, Creative Writing, Semiotics, Epistemology, Psychology, English, Language


Presentation Type: Performance Art

Session: 5-4
Location: OP 2115
Time: 9:00

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