Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics

Editors: Bozant Witcher, Heather, Kahrmann Huseby, Amy (Eds.)

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  • Offers of broad range of Pre-Raphaelite literary scholarship extending beyond consideration of Pre-Raphaelite visual and material arts
  • Illustrates the plurality of Pre-Raphaelite poetics connecting the literary work to social and political life at the time
  • Reexamines Romantic poets as Pre-Raphaelites and considers Pre-Raphaelitism’s influence on Aesthetes and Decadents
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Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics offers a range of Pre-Raphaelite literary scholarship, provoking innovative discussions into the poetic form, gender dynamics, political engagement, and networked communities of Pre-Raphaelitism. The authors in this collection position Pre-Raphaelite poetics broadly in the sense of poiesis, or acts of making, aiming to identify and explore the Pre-Raphaelites’ diverse forms of making: social, aesthetic, gendered, and sacred. Each chapter examines how Pre-Raphaelitism takes up and explores modes of making and re-making identity, relationality, moral transformations, and even, time and space. Essays explore themes of formalist or prosodic approaches, expanded networks of literary and artistic influence within Pre-Raphaelitism, and critical legacies and responses to Pre-Raphaelite poetry and arts, codifying the methods, forms, and commonalties that constitute literary Pre-Raphaelitism.

About the authors

Heather Bozant Witcher is Assistant Professor at Auburn University at Montgomery, USA. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century poetics, collaboration, and sociability, as well as archival theory and digital humanities.

Amy Kahrmann Huseby is Assistant Teaching Professor at Florida International University, USA, where she teaches courses in nineteenth-century British literature. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century poetics, gender and sexuality, race and empire, and the history of science.


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“This deeply exciting collection of essays settles the question whether Pre-Raphaelite poetics is a meaningful category by unsettling so many prior assumptions about Pre-Raphaelitism. The contributors forcefully demonstrate that poiesis was a central medium of Pre-Raphaelite making, a techne defined by fluidity and hybridity. In keeping with this revisionary project, the editors position Pre-Raphaelite poetics in relation to politics, sexualities, genre, form, and inter-medial relations, indicating in the process its links to Modernism.” (Linda K. Hughes, Addie Levy Professor of Literature, Texas Christian University, USA) 

“The first modern book on Pre-Raphaelite poetry since Harold Bloom’s 1986 Pre-Raphaelite Poets, Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics will stand out in the literature devoted to Pre-Raphaelitism as the first convincing exploration of the Pre-Raphaelites' lyric project: an avant-garde ars poetica written to be heard, to be seen, to be touched, to be sung. The book recovers poetry by 'Brothers' and 'Sisters' as its chapters emphasise the political radicalism and transgressive hybridity of the Pre-Raphaelite lyric. An invaluable resource for any critic fascinated with Pre-Raphaelitism, historical poetics, gender studies, and the fin de siècle.” (Ana Parejo Vadillo, Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature and Culture, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)

“This rich and wide-ranging book offers a valuable and original contribution to the field of Pre-Raphaelite studies and will appeal to scholars of Pre-Raphaelitism and nineteenth-century literature. Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics focuses on Pre-Raphaelite poetic form in a variety of manifestations, taking in themes of gender, politics, and aesthetics, offering fresh insights into Pre-Raphaelite poetry against a broader backdrop of literary making and production.” (Amelia Yeates, Senior Lecturer in Art History, Liverpool Hope University, UK)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics

    Pages 1-26

    Witcher, Heather Bozant (et al.)

  • Gender Work: The Political Stakes of Pre-Raphaelitism

    Pages 27-54

    Witcher, Heather Bozant (et al.)

  • Investigating Intersexuality: Pre-Raphaelite Poetics and the Hermaphrodite Self

    Pages 55-81

    Holmes, John

  • Second Generation Pre-Raphaelitism: The Poetry of

    Pages 83-116

    Boos, Florence

  • “Of Chivalry and Deeds of Might”: Reviving F. G. Stephens’s “Lost” Arthurian Poem

    Pages 117-142

    Wilkes, Robert

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics
Editors
  • Heather Bozant Witcher
  • Amy Kahrmann Huseby
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51338-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51338-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51337-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-51340-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 304
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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