Second Generation Pre-Raphaelitism: The Poetry of The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine

With its distinctive focus on creative writing, The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine (1856) marked an important if relatively underappreciated stage in the development of literary Pre-Raphaelitism. The OCM's inclusion of poetry motivated its two most disting

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Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics “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 PreRaphaelites’ 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 PreRaphaelite 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

Heather Bozant Witcher · Amy Kahrmann Huseby Editors

Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics

Editors Heather Bozant Witcher Auburn University at Montgomery Montgomery, AL, USA

Amy Kahrmann Huseby Florida International University Miami, FL, USA

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