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Surface tension : ruptural time and the poetics of desire in late Victorian poetry

Author: Julie Carr
Publisher: Champaign, Ill. : Dalkey Archive Press, 2013.
Series: Dalkey Archive scholarly series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Taking Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, and Gerard Manley Hopkins as its primary subjects, Surface Tension reveals how these later Victorian poets repeatedly imagine the aesthetic moment–charged, variegated, intensely focused–as capable of birthing a new, and newly redemptive, culture. Turning to contemporary experimental poets and theorists of poetry, such as Andrew Joron, Lisa Robertson,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carr, Julie, 1966-
Surface tension.
(DLC) 2013002117
(OCoLC)783161084
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Carr
ISBN: 9781564788405 1564788407
OCLC Number: 882106702
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 389 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Epigraph; Contents; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER I: Matthew Arnold's Pregnant Poetry; I. Introduction; II. The Future Contained: "Democracy" and Culture and Anarchy; III. "Thy Remote and Sphered Course": Desire and Isolation in Arnold's Marguerite Poems.; IV. The Poetics of Shame: Wragg; V. Problems with Birth; VI. "Empedocles on Etna": The Unbirthing of the Poem; VII. Conclusion; CHAPTER II: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Aesthetics of Emergency; I. Introduction; II. "Saint Agnes of Intercession": The Painter of Modern Life and the Critic. III. "The Blessed Damozel" and "Bridal Birth": The Ethics of ErosIV. Conclusion: "The Monochord" and the Aesthetics of Emergency; CHAPTER III: Murder in Utopia: William Morris and the Surface of Desire; I. Introduction; II. The Surface of Desire; III. Murder in Utopia; IV. Conclusion: The Future of Organic Form; CHAPTER IV: Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Reck of the Moment; I. Introduction; II. Early Reception: "Undying Spirit"; III. "Spelt from Sybil's Leaves": The Reck of the Moment; CODA: Messianism Now, or, Other Victorians; ENDNOTES; WORKS CITED; INDEX; About the Author; Copyright.
Series Title: Dalkey Archive scholarly series.
Responsibility: Julie Carr.

Abstract:

Taking Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, and Gerard Manley Hopkins as its primary subjects, Surface Tension reveals how these later Victorian poets repeatedly imagine the aesthetic moment–charged, variegated, intensely focused–as capable of birthing a new, and newly redemptive, culture. Turning to contemporary experimental poets and theorists of poetry, such as Andrew Joron, Lisa Robertson, Christopher Nealon, and Joan Retallack, it goes on to reveal how our own poetry's fascination with complex surfaces and imagined social transformation has deep and under-recognized ties to Victorian c.

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