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Author Lootens, Tricia A. author.

Title The political poetess : Victorian femininity, race, and the legacy of separate spheres / Tricia Lootens.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017]


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Description 335 pages : 1 illustration ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-311) and index.
Contents Introduction : Slaves, Spheres, Poetess Poetics -- Section 1. Racializing the Poetess : Haunting "Separate Spheres" -- Antislavery Afterlives : Changing the Subject/Haunting the Poetess -- "Not Another 'Poetess'" : Feminist Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Poetry, and the Racialization of Suicide -- Section 2. Suspending Spheres : The Violent Structures of Patriotic Pacifism -- Suspending Spheres, Suspending Disbelief : Hegel's Antigone, Craik's Crimea, Woolf's Three Guineas -- Turning and Burning : Sentimental Criticism, Casabiancas, and the Click of the Cliché -- Section 3. Transatlantic Occasions : Nineteenth-Century Antislavery Poetics at the Limits -- Teaching Curses, Teaching Nations : Abolition Time and the Recoils of Antislavery Poetics -- Harper's Hearts : "Home Is Never Natural or Safe".
Summary The Political Poetess challenges familiar accounts of the figure of the nineteenth-century Poetess, offering new readings of Poetess performance and criticism. In performing the Poetry of Woman, the mythic Poetess has long staked her claims as a creature of "separate spheres"--one exempt from emerging readings of nineteenth-century women's political poetics. Turning such assumptions on their heads, Tricia Lootens models a nineteenth-century domestic or private sphere whose imaginary, apolitical heart is also the heart of nation and empire, and, as revisionist histories increasingly attest, is traumatized and haunted by histories of slavery. Setting aside late Victorian attempts to forget the unfulfilled, sentimental promises of early antislavery victories, The Political Poetess restores Poetess performances like Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and Emma Lazarus's "The New Colossus" to view--and with them, the vitality of the Black Poetess within African-American public life.
Subject English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Feminism and literature -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements in literature.
Antislavery movements in literature. (OCoLC)fst00810811
English poetry. (OCoLC)fst00912278
English poetry -- Women authors. (OCoLC)fst00912353
Feminism and literature. (OCoLC)fst00922735
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9780691170312

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