Anthologies of British Poetry: Critical Perspectives from Literary and Cultural Studies

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Barbara Korte, Ralf Schneider, Stefanie Lethbridge
Rodopi, 2000 - 347 страница
From Tottel's Miscellany (1557) to the last twentieth-century Oxford Book of English Verse (1999), anthologies have been a prime institution for the preservation and mediation of poetry. The importance of anthologies for creating and re-creating the canon of English poetry, for introducing 'new' programmes of poetry, as a record of changing poetic fashions, audience tastes and reading practices, or as a profitable literary commodity has often been asserted. Despite its impact, however, the poetry anthology in itself has attracted surprisingly little critical interest in Britain or elsewhere in the English-speaking world. This volume is the first publication to explore the largely unmapped field of poetry anthologies in Britain. Essays written from a wide range of perspectives in literary and cultural studies, and the point of view of poets, editors, publishers and cultural institutions, aim to do justice to the typological, functional and historical variety with which this form of publication has manifested itself - from early modern print culture to the postmodern age of the world wide web.

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Barbara Korte University of Tübingen
1
Stefanie Lethbridge and Barbara Korte
33
J B Lethbridge University of Tübingen
57
Monika Gomille University of Konstanz
75
Stefanie Lethbridge University of Tübingen
89
Christine Baatz University of Tübingen
105
Klaus Peter Müller University of Stuttgart
125
Daniel Göske University of Braunschweig
147
Robert Crawford University of St Andrews
193
Christopher Harvie University of Tübingen
211
Arno Löffler University of ErlangenNürnberg
241
Christoph Bode University of Bamberg
265
Ralf Schneider University of Tübingen
289
Thomas Rommel University of Tübingen
309
Jonathan Barker Deputy Director British Council Literature Department
323
Index
343

HansWerner Ludwig University of Tübingen
171

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