A Irony as a Metamodern Aspect in Kay Ryan’s Selected Poems


  • Res. Wasen Abdul Hamza University of Wasit/ College of Education for Human Sciences/ Department of English Language and Literature/ Iraq
  • Prof. Dr. Sahar Abdul Ameer Haraj University of Al-Qadisyiah, College of Education, Dept. of English, Iraq




Kay Ryan, Irony, Meta-modernism, Post-modernism


Metamodernism has been defined as a set of developments in philosophy, aesthetics and culture which have emerged from and are reacting to postmodernism. It is a recent current in contemporary literary theory and culture and together with postmodernism have become the two most predominant modes of present critical analysis. As a critical/cultural sensibility, metamodernism has been recognized as a new entrant to the writing of literary works in addition to the academic study of literature.

 In this paper, metamodernism is explored as one of postmodernism‘s proposed successors, in theory and practice. This paper highlights the basic poetics of metamodernism and tries to apply them to the analysis of Kay Ryan's selected  poems.  In specific , irony is explored in this paper as one of the metamodern aspects. Though reference is made to some of the major heralds of metamodernism, the primary model which will be discussed and utilized for interpretation is that construed by Timotheus Vermeulen and Van den Akker in their pioneering paper "Notes on Metamodernism" (2010)   


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Wasen Abdul Hamza , R., & Sahar Abdul Ameer Haraj, P. D. (2023). A Irony as a Metamodern Aspect in Kay Ryan’s Selected Poems . Lark, 15(6), 900-890. https://doi.org/10.31185/lark.Vol3.Iss51.2740