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The Resource Battle lines : poetry and mass media in the U.S. Civil War, Eliza Richards

Battle lines : poetry and mass media in the U.S. Civil War, Eliza Richards

Label
Battle lines : poetry and mass media in the U.S. Civil War
Title
Battle lines
Title remainder
poetry and mass media in the U.S. Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Eliza Richards
Title variation
Poetry and mass media in the U.S. Civil War
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the U.S. Civil War, a combination of innovative technologies and catastrophic events stimulated the development of news media into a central cultural force. Reacting to the dramatic increases in news reportage and circulation, poets responded to an urgent need to make their work immediately relevant to current events. As poetry's compressed forms traveled more quickly and easily than stories, novels, or essays through ephemeral print media, it moved alongside and engaged with news reports, often taking on the task of imagining the mental states of readers on receiving accounts from the war front. Newspaper and magazine poetry had long editorialized on political happenings--Indian wars, slavery and abolition, prison reform, women's rights--but the unprecedented scope of what has been called the first modern war, and the centrality of the issues involved for national futures, generated a powerful sense of single-mindedness among readers and writers that altered the terms of poetic expression. In Battle Lines, Eliza Richards charts the transformation of Civil War poetry, arguing that it was fueled by a symbiotic relationship between the development of mass media networks and modern warfare. Focusing primarily on the North, Richards explores how poets working in this new environment mediated events via received literary traditions. Collectively and with a remarkable consistency, poems pulled out key features of events and drew on common tropes and practices to mythologize, commemorate, and ponder the consequences of distant battles. The lines of communication reached outward through newspapers and magazines to writers such as Dickinson, Whitman, and Melville, who drew their inspiration from their peers' poetic practices and reconfigured them in ways that bear the traces of their engagements
Cataloging source
PU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richards, Eliza
Dewey number
811/.409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS310.C585
LC item number
R53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American poetry
  • United States
  • United States
  • Mass media and literature
  • War and literature
  • War poetry, American
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • American poetry
  • Mass media and literature
  • Mass media and war
  • War and literature
  • War poetry, American
  • United States
  • Lyrik
  • Massenmedien
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • USA
Label
Battle lines : poetry and mass media in the U.S. Civil War, Eliza Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. "How News Must Feel When Traveling" -- "Strange Analogies" : Weathering the War -- The "Ghastly Harvest" -- "To Signalize the Hour" : Memorialization and the Massachusetts 54th -- Poetry Under Siege : Charleston Harbor's Talking Guns -- Poetry at Sea : Naval Ballads and the Battle of Mobile Bay -- Epilogue. Writing's Wars : Stephen Crane's Poetry and the Postbellum Turn to the Page
Control code
1035805014
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780812250695
Lccn
2018019735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028714548
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035805014
Label
Battle lines : poetry and mass media in the U.S. Civil War, Eliza Richards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. "How News Must Feel When Traveling" -- "Strange Analogies" : Weathering the War -- The "Ghastly Harvest" -- "To Signalize the Hour" : Memorialization and the Massachusetts 54th -- Poetry Under Siege : Charleston Harbor's Talking Guns -- Poetry at Sea : Naval Ballads and the Battle of Mobile Bay -- Epilogue. Writing's Wars : Stephen Crane's Poetry and the Postbellum Turn to the Page
Control code
1035805014
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780812250695
Lccn
2018019735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028714548
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035805014

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