Type of Culminating Activity
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Conflation or When I Say You, I Mean I is a poetic interrogation catalyzed by the ideas within Anne Carson’s Eros the Bittersweet and Georges Bataille’s Erotism: Death and Sensuality. The interrogation takes place within a form that positions failed love poems alongside poetic analyses or reflections. By doing so the erotic relationship that exists within the genre of the love poem as well as the hierarchy created between the roles of lover and beloved is put into question.
Strand, Julie Ann, "Conflation Or When I Say You, I Mean I" (2013). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 636.