Advertising poetry, the working-class poet, and the victorian newspaper press

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Abstract

This article investigates the neglected topic of advertising poetry, focusing on its substantial presence in the provincial press. It argues that advertising poetry and newspaper verse, both usually produced by working-class authors, have a complicated relationship in the Victorian period, and that this relationship highlights questions about working-class consumerism and about poetry itself as a marketable commodity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-118
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Victorian Culture
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • poetry
  • british newspapers
  • advertising poetry

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