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Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture: Discourse and Ideology (Victorian Literature and Culture Series)

Harrison, Antony H.

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ISBN 10: 0813918189 / ISBN 13: 9780813918181
Editorial: University of Virginia Press
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Título: Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture:...

Editorial: University of Virginia Press

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

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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.

About the Author:

Antony H. Harrison is a professor of English and the department head at North Carolina State University. He has authored or coedited many books, including Swinburne's Medievalism, Christina Rossetti in Context, Victorian Poets and Romantic Poems, and Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture, and The Blackwell Companion to Victorian Poetry

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