|Title||Modular Form as a Curatorial Practice|
This article discusses a curatorial approach to authorship as a model for thinking about what I describe as an iterative modular poem, a poetic text composed of appropriated segments. As a response to contemporary proliferation of literary and artistic works created by iterative means, i.e. through acts of appropriation, remixing and remediation, the article is an attempt at putting forward ‘the curatorial’ as an emerging paradigm of writing for the twenty-first century. The article approaches established paradigms of authorship, creativity and originality as inadequate with respect to contemporary experimental poetic practices to suggest a shift from creating to collecting and curating as a possible alternative model for thinking about instances of iterative creative writing. The argument focuses on Robert Fitterman’s Holocaust Museum (2011) as an example of an iterative modular poem and a text emblematic of such curatorial approach to authorship.
|Keywords||Robert Fitterman; Vilém Flusser; appropriation poetics; iterative writing; modular form; ‘the curatorial’|
|Journal||Journal of Writing in Creative Practice|
|Journal citation||7 (1), pp. 121-138|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1386/jwcp.7.1.121_1|
|Published||01 Mar 2014|