Lovelace, Narrative, Writing, and the Self

In this section we respond to some of the questions about Lovelace that emerged from our reading and responding. These questions include:

  • What kind of self is, or may be, at the center of Lovelace’s astonishing textual abilities and love of performance?
  • Why does Lovelace seems so driven to write?
  • How is this narrative drive related to Lovelace’s self performance?
  • How does Lovelace use rhetoric, and what is the relation of rhetoric to power?