New PDF release: Victorian Muse: The Afterlife of Dante's Beatrice in

By Julia Straub

The determine of Dante’s Beatrice will be obvious as a cultural phenomenon or fantasy throughout the 19th century, inspiring a large choice of representations in literature and the visible arts. This examine appears on the cultural afterlife of Beatrice within the Victorian interval in remarkably diversified contexts.

Focusing on literary representations and chosen examples from the visible arts, this publication examines works by way of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Rossetti, George Eliot, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Walter Pater in addition to by way of John Ruskin, Maria Rossetti and Arthur Henry Hallam. Julia Straub’s research exhibits how a few of the representations of Beatrice in literature and within the visible arts mirror in significant methods the various crucial social and aesthetic issues of the Victorian interval, most significantly its discourse on gender.
This research deals interesting insights into the Victorian reception of Dante via exploring the strong attraction of his muse.

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