The Resource Crime in verse : the poetics of murder in the Victorian era, Ellen L. O'Brien

Crime in verse : the poetics of murder in the Victorian era, Ellen L. O'Brien

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Crime in verse : the poetics of murder in the Victorian era
Title
Crime in verse
Title remainder
the poetics of murder in the Victorian era
Statement of responsibility
Ellen L. O'Brien
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Over the last few decades, Victorian scholars have produced many nuanced studies connecting the politics of crime to the generic developments of the novel - and vice versa. Ellen L. O'Brien's Crime in Verse grants the same attention and status to poetic representations of crime. Considering the literary achievements and cultural engagements of poetry while historicizing murder's entanglement in legal fictions, punitive practices, medical theories, class conflicts, and gender codes, O'Brien argues that shifting approaches to poetry and conflicted understandings of murder allowed poets to align problems of legal and literary interpretation in provocative, disruptive, and innovative ways."
  • "Developing focused analyses of generic and discursive meanings, individual chapters examine the classed politics of crime and punishment in the broadside ballad, the epistemological tensions of homicidal lunacy and criminal responsibility in the dramatic monologue, and the legal and ideological frictions of domestic violence in the verse novel and verse drama. Their juxtaposition of the rhymes of anonymous street balladeers, the underexamined verse of "minor" poets, and the familiar poems of canonical figures suggests the interactive and intertextual relationships informing poetic agendas and political arguments
  • As it simultaneously reconsiders the institutional and ideological status of murder and the aesthetic and political interests of poetry, Crime in Verse offers new ways of thinking about Victorian poetry's contents and contexts."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Ellen L.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR595.C75
LC item number
O37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Crime in literature
  • Murder in literature
  • Crime
  • Poets, English
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Law and literature
  • Discourse analysis, Literary
  • Lyrik
  • Mord (Motiv)
  • Crime in literature
  • Crime
  • Discourse analysis, Literary
  • English poetry
  • Law and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Murder in literature
  • Poets, English
  • Politics and literature
  • Englisch
  • Great Britain
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Crime in verse : the poetics of murder in the Victorian era, Ellen L. O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-275) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Murder, execution, and the criminal classes -- The murderous subject and the criminal sublime -- "Household law" and the domestication of murder
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 288 p.
Isbn
9780814210857
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007052288
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)187548717
  • (OCoLC)ocn187548717
Label
Crime in verse : the poetics of murder in the Victorian era, Ellen L. O'Brien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-275) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Murder, execution, and the criminal classes -- The murderous subject and the criminal sublime -- "Household law" and the domestication of murder
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 288 p.
Isbn
9780814210857
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007052288
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)187548717
  • (OCoLC)ocn187548717

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