The Resource Lost saints : silence, gender, and Victorian literary canonization, Tricia Lootens

Lost saints : silence, gender, and Victorian literary canonization, Tricia Lootens

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Lost saints : silence, gender, and Victorian literary canonization
Title
Lost saints
Title remainder
silence, gender, and Victorian literary canonization
Statement of responsibility
Tricia Lootens
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Lost Saints Tricia Lootens argues that parallels between literary and religious canons are far deeper than has yet been realized. She presents the ideological underpinnings of Victorian literary canonization and the general processes by which it occurred and discloses the unacknowledged traces of canonization at work today. Literary legends have accorded canonicity to women writers such as Felicia Hemans, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Christina Rossetti, she contends, but often at the cost of discounting their claims as serious poets
  • "Saint Shakespeare, " midcentury "Woman-Worship, " and "Shakespeare's Heroines" provide three focal points for analysis of how nineteenth-century criticism turned the discourse of religious sanctity to literary ends. Literary secular sanctity could transform conflicts inherent in religious canonization, but it could not transcend them. Even as they parody the lives of the saints, nineteenth-century lives of the poets reinscribe old associations of reverence with censorship. They also carry long-standing struggles over femininity and sanctity into new, highly charged secular contexts
  • Through case studies of the canonization of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, Lootens demonstrates how nineteenth-century literary legends simultaneously glorified women poets and opened the way for critical neglect of their work. The author draws on a wide range of sources: histories of literature, religion, and art; medieval studies and folklore; and nineteenth-century poetry, essays, conduct books, textbooks, and novels
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lootens, Tricia A
Dewey number
820.9/9287/0934
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.F46
LC item number
L67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
  • Rossetti, Christina Georgina
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Criticism
  • Femininity in literature
  • Authorship
  • Canon (Literature)
Label
Lost saints : silence, gender, and Victorian literary canonization, Tricia Lootens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Statues, Saints, and Silence: Canonical Forms and Authorities -- I. Saint Shakespeare and the "Body" of the Text: Legends and "Emendatory Criticism" -- II. Poet Worship Meets "Woman" Worship: Victorian Femininity and Fictionality -- III. Developing Character(s): Shakespeare's Heroines and Nineteenth-Century Literary Study -- IV. Canonization through Dispossession: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the "Pythian Shriek" -- V. Competing Sainthoods, Competing Saints: The Canonization of Christina Rossetti
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 p.
Isbn
9780813916521
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95048316
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u967926-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJP-6310
  • 05318
  • (OCoLC)33970321
Label
Lost saints : silence, gender, and Victorian literary canonization, Tricia Lootens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Statues, Saints, and Silence: Canonical Forms and Authorities -- I. Saint Shakespeare and the "Body" of the Text: Legends and "Emendatory Criticism" -- II. Poet Worship Meets "Woman" Worship: Victorian Femininity and Fictionality -- III. Developing Character(s): Shakespeare's Heroines and Nineteenth-Century Literary Study -- IV. Canonization through Dispossession: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the "Pythian Shriek" -- V. Competing Sainthoods, Competing Saints: The Canonization of Christina Rossetti
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 p.
Isbn
9780813916521
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95048316
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u967926-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJP-6310
  • 05318
  • (OCoLC)33970321

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