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Title A companion to Victorian poetry / edited by Richard Cronin, Alison Chapman, and Antony H. Harrison
Published Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 602 pages)
Series Blackwell companions to literature and culture ; 15
Blackwell companions to literature and culture ; 15
Contents Introduction: Victorian poetics / Carol T. Christ -- PART ONE: Varieties and forms -- Epic / Herbert F. Tucker -- Domestic and idyllic / Linda H. Peterson -- Lyric / Matthew Rowlinson -- Dramatic monologue / E. Warwick Slinn -- Sonnet and sonnet sequence / Alison Chapman -- Elegy / Seamus Perry -- Hymn / J.R. Watson -- Nonsense / Roderick McGillis -- Verse novel / Dino Felluga -- Verse drama / Adrienne Scullion -- Working-class poetry / Florence Boos -- Classical tradition / Richard Jenkyns -- Arthurian poetry and medievalism / Antony H. Harrison -- Poetry in translation / J.-A. George -- Tractarian poetry / Stephen Prickett -- Spasmodics / Richard Cronin -- Pre-Raphaelite School / David Riede -- Poetry of the 1890s / Chris Snodgrass -- PART TWO: Production, distribution and reception -- Market / Lee Erickson -- Anthologies and the making of the poetic canon / Natalie M. Houston -- Reviewing / Joanne Shattock -- Poetry and illustration / Lorraine Janzen Kooistra -- PART THREE: Victorian poetry and Victorian culture -- Nationhood and empire / Margaret Linley -- Poetry in the four nations / Matthew Campbell -- Poetry and religion / W. David Shaw -- Poetry and science / Alan Rauch -- Landscape and cityscape / Pauline Fletcher -- Vision and visuality / Catherine Maxwell -- Marriage and gender / Julia F. Saville -- Sexuality and love / John Maynard
Summary This Companion brings together specially commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars that reflect both the diversity of Victorian poetry and the variety of critical approaches that illuminate it. The volume opens with an introductory essay on Victorian poetics by Carol Christ that offers a commanding overview of the whole period. The remaining contributions are organized into three parts: the first surveys the variety of schools and styles in Victorian poetry: in the second, the focus shifts from the form and content of the poetry to the means of its production and distribution: the final part positions Victorian verse in its contexts and explores its interactions with dominant cultural discourses. The Companion as a whole does more than map the existing state of scholarship in the field: it sets out an agenda for future research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Chapman, Alison, 1970-
Cronin, Richard, 1949-
Harrison, Antony H.
ISBN 0470693533
0631222073 (cased)
1405123184 (electronic bk.)
9780631222071 (cased)
9781405123181 (electronic bk.)