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Victorian Poetry and the Poetics of the Literary Periodical

Victorian Poetry and the Poetics of the Literary Periodical

  • Author: Caley Ehnes
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 147441835X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 352
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Reads Victorian literature and science as artful practices that surpass the theories and discourses supposed to contain them

The Cambridge Introduction to Victorian Poetry

The Cambridge Introduction to Victorian Poetry

  • Author: Linda K. Hughes
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521856248
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 324
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An overview of British poetry from 1830 to 1901, with a glossary of literary terms and guide to further reading.

Victorian Poetry and the Culture of Evaluation

Victorian Poetry and the Culture of Evaluation

  • Author: Clara Dawson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198856105
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 256
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Victorian Poetry and the Culture of Evaluation argues that the dialectic and dynamic relationship between the periodical review and poetry creates a culture of evaluation which shapes Victorian poetic form. The mediation of poetry by the periodical review orients poets towards public readership and reception, heightening their self-consciousness about their audience and generating a poetics of publicness. Using methodologies associated with historical poetics and new formalism, the book examines the dialogues between poets and periodical reviews from the 1830s to the 1860s. It juxtaposes male and female poets and canonical and uncanonical texts. Challenging the critical binaries of fame and celebrity, the culture of evaluation posits a new way of reading Victorian poetry. It illuminates poets' engagement with the immediacy and inevitability of writing for the present and for the contemporary media through which poetry was read and disseminated. New patterns of reception were created by mass print culture and both poets and reviewers were preoccupied with reaching the newly constituted mass audience. The changes to the material forms of poetry (e.g. through the periodical or gift-book) and the subjection to the commercial imperatives of the literary marketplace encouraged bold experiment with verse. The book identifies three poetic strategies for articulating the preoccupation with a mass audience and the demands of mass media: voice, style and address. Chapters on voice, style, and address explore the development of poetic form in dialogue with periodical reviews.

Victorian Poetry and the Culture of the Heart

Victorian Poetry and the Culture of the Heart

  • Author: Kirstie Blair
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0199273944
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 273
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This study considers why and how the heart became a vital image in Victorian poetry. It argues that the intense focus on heart imagery in the period highlights anxieties about the ability of poetry to act upon its readers. It covers key poems by authors such as Tennyson and the Brownings, and contextualizes them with reference to lesser-known works.

Victorian Poetry in Context

Victorian Poetry in Context

  • Author: Rosie Miles
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826437672
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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Introduces the poetry of the Victorian era (including writers like Browning, Rossetti and Tennyson) and its social, cultural and political contexts.

Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture

Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture

Discourse and Ideology

  • Author: Antony H. Harrison
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 9780813918181
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 189
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With the publication of his ambitious new work Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture, Antony H. Harrison continues his exploration of poetry as a significant force in the construction of English culture from 1837-1900. In chapters focusing on Victorian medievalist discourse, Alfred Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Matthew Arnold, and Christina Rossetti, Harrison examines a range of Victorian poems in order to show the cultural work they accomplish. He illuminates, for example, such culturally prominent Victorian mythologies as the exaltation of motherhood, the Romanic appropriation of transcendent art, and the idealization of the gypsy as a culturally alien, exotic Other. His investigation of the ways in which the authors intervene in the discourses that articulate such mythologies and thereby accrue cultural power--along with his analysis of what constitutes "cultural power"--are original contributions to the field of Victorian studies. "The power of Victorian poetry by midcentury was enhanced by the institutionalization of particular channels through which it circulated," Harrison writes. "poetry was 'consumed' in more varied forms than was other literature." Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture has implications for both cultural studies and the study of literature outside the Victorian period.

Translation as Transformation in Victorian Poetry

Translation as Transformation in Victorian Poetry

  • Author: Annmarie Drury
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107079241
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 309
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Explores how Victorian poetry and translation dynamically influenced one another in an age of empire.

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory, concise edition

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory, concise edition

  • Author: Thomas J. Collins,Vivienne J. Rundle
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 1770483020
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 692
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The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory, Concise Edition is less than half the length of the full anthology, but preserves the main principles of the larger work. A number of longer poems (such as Tennyson’s In Memoriam) are included in their entirety; there are generous selections from the work of all major poets, and a representative selection of other work; the work of Victorian women poets features very prominently; and a substantial selection of poetic theory is included to round out the volume.

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

  • Author: Matthew Bevis
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191653039
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 908
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'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as both shaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements—'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and challenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poetic representation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication—provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.

Victorian Writers and the Environment

Victorian Writers and the Environment

Ecocritical Perspectives

  • Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno,Ronald D. Morrison
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317002024
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 260
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Applying ecocritical theory to the work of Victorian writers, this collection explores what a diversity of ecocritical approaches can offer students and scholars of Victorian literature, at the same time that it critiques the general effectiveness of ecocritical theory. Interdisciplinary in their approach, the essays take up questions related to the nonhuman, botany, landscape, evolutionary science, and religion. The contributors cast a wide net in terms of genre, analyzing novels, poetry, periodical works, botanical literature, life-writing, and essays. Focusing on a wide range of canonical and noncanonical writers, including Charles Dickens, the Brontes, John Ruskin, Christina Rossetti, Jane Webb Loudon, Anna Sewell, and Richard Jefferies, Victorian Writers and the Environment demonstrates the ways in which nineteenth-century authors engaged not only with humans’ interaction with the environment during the Victorian period, but also how some authors anticipated more recent attitudes toward the environment.