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Title The Oxford handbook of the elegy / edited by Karen Weisman
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
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Contents Introduction / Karen Weisman -- Ancient Greek elegy / Gregory Nagy -- What's love got to do with it? : the peculiar story of elegy in Rome / Paul Allen Miller -- Lamentation and lament in the Hebrew Bible / Edward L. Greenstein -- Late Roman elegy / Michael Roberts -- Not what it was : the world of Old English elegy / Andy Orchard -- The consolations of philosophy : later medieval elegy / Jamie C. Fumo -- Nation and history : the emergence of the English pastoral elegy / William C. Watterson -- Classical love elegy in the Renaissance (and after) / Gordon Braden -- The funeral elegy in Early Modern Britain : a brief history / Lorna Clymer -- Elegies in country churchyards : the prospect poem in and around the eighteenth century / Helen Deutsch -- New World frontiers : the American Puritan elegy / Jeffrey Hammond -- American constitutional elegy / Max Cavitch -- Roman elegiac hybridity / Stuart Curran -- The dark ecology of elegy / Timothy Morton -- Victoria dressed in black : poetry in an elegiac age / Erik Gray -- In the tense of decadence : modernist elegy and the great war / Vincent Sherry -- Between the bullet and the lie : British elegy between the war / Patricia Rae -- Fresh woods : elegy and ecology among the ruins / Bonnie Costello -- That the people might live : notes toward a study of Native American elegy / Arnold Krupat -- Elegies upon the dying / Sandra M. Gilbert -- Attending to AIDS : elegy's rendez-vous with testimonial / Ross Chambers -- Kaddish : Jewish American elegy post-1945 / Maeera Y. Schreiber -- The contemporary anti-elegy / R. Clifton Spargo -- Women's elegy : early modern / Lauren Shohet -- Anguish no cessation knows : elegy and the British woman poet, 1660-1834 / Anne K. Mellor -- Women's elegies, 1834-present : female authorship and the affective politics of grief / Anita Helle -- Lett me not pyne for poverty : maternal elegy in Early Modern England / Lisa J. Schnell -- Between men : literary history and the work of mourning / Jonathan Goldberg -- Elegy in English drama, 1590-1640 / Jonathan Crewe -- Post coitum triste : elegiac sexuality in drama, 1700-1800 / Catherine Burroughs -- Mourning modernity : Classical antiquity, romantic theory, and elegiac form / Thomas Pfau -- Elegy and the Gothic : the common grounds / Jerrold E. Hogle -- Moving pictures at the edge of stasis : elegy and the elegiac in film / Paul Coates -- Nationalism, transnationalism, and the poetry of mourning / Jahan Ramazani -- Museum elegies / Eric Gidal -- The war memorial as elegy / Kirk Savage -- Grieving images : elegy and the visual arts / Elizabeth Helsinger -- On photographic elegy / Josh Ellenbogen
Summary The Oxford Handbook of The Elegy examines the mourning and memorialization that lies at the very centre of literary culture. For all of its pervasiveness, however, the "elegy" remains remarkably ill-defined: sometimes used as a catch-all to denominate texts of a somber or pessimistic tone, sometimes as a marker for textual monumentalizing, and sometimes strictly as a sign of a lament for the dead. This text is a comprehensive study of its subject. It provides both a historical survey and a thematic engagement with the relevant issues in elegy. It is responsive to a pressing need for clarification of the relevant issues, and to the exciting developments underway in elegy studies. This volume is timely, since in recent years there has been an explosion in interest in elegies about AIDS, cancer, and war; various reconsiderations of the role of women in the history of elegiac writing; and readings of elegy in relation to ethics, philosophy and theory, and political structure. -- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Elegiac poetry -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Weisman, Karen A.
ISBN 0191743992 (OUP e-book)
9780191743993 (OUP e-book)
Other Titles Elegy