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The Resource Form and faith in Victorian poetry and religion, Kirstie Blair

Form and faith in Victorian poetry and religion, Kirstie Blair

Label
Form and faith in Victorian poetry and religion
Title
Form and faith in Victorian poetry and religion
Statement of responsibility
Kirstie Blair
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Kirstie Blair explores Victorian poetry in relation to Victorian religion, with particular emphasis on the bitter contemporary debates over the use of forms in worship. She argues that poetry made significant contributions to these debates, not least through its formal structures. By assessing the discourses of church architecture and liturgy in the first half of the book, Form and Faith in Victorian Poetry and Religion demonstrates that Victorian poets both reflected on and affected ecclesiastical practices. The second half of the book focuses on particular poets and poems, including Browning's Christmas-Eve and Tennyson's In Memoriam, to show how High Anglican debates over formal worship were dealt with by Dissenting, Broad Church and Roman Catholic poets and other writers. This book features major Victorian poets - Tennyson, the Brownings, Rossetti, Hopkins, Hardy - from different Christian denominations, but also argues that their work was influenced by a host of minor and less studied writers, particularly the Tractarian or Oxford Movement poets whose writings are studied in detail here. Form and Faith presents a new take on Victorian poetry by showing how important now-forgotten religious controversies were to the content and form of some of the best-known poems of the period. In methodology and content, it also relates strongly to current critical interest in poetic form and formalism, while recovering a historical context in which 'form' carried a particular weight of significance."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blair, Kirstie
Index
index present
LC call number
PR595.R4
LC item number
B43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Religion in literature
  • Liturgy and poetry
  • Architecture and literature
  • Liturgy and architecture
Label
Form and faith in Victorian poetry and religion, Kirstie Blair
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-252) 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
Tractarian Poetry and the Forms of Faith -- 'Structured Shade': Poetry and Church Architecture -- 'Familiar Rhythms': Poetry and the Liturgy -- Dissenting Forms: The Brownings -- 'Beyond the Forms of Faith?': Tennyson and the Broad Church -- Definite Forms and Catholic Poetics
Control code
769989330
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780199644506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)769989330
Label
Form and faith in Victorian poetry and religion, Kirstie Blair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-252) 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
Tractarian Poetry and the Forms of Faith -- 'Structured Shade': Poetry and Church Architecture -- 'Familiar Rhythms': Poetry and the Liturgy -- Dissenting Forms: The Brownings -- 'Beyond the Forms of Faith?': Tennyson and the Broad Church -- Definite Forms and Catholic Poetics
Control code
769989330
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780199644506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)769989330

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