Article

Advertising Poetry, the Working-Class Poet and the Victorian Newspaper Press

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Citation

Blair K (2018) Advertising Poetry, the Working-Class Poet and the Victorian Newspaper Press. Journal of Victorian Culture, 23 (1), pp. 103-118. https://doi.org/10.1093/jvc/vcx003

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.

Keywords
poetry; british newspapers; advertising poetry; Literature (General); Literature and Literary Theory

Journal
Journal of Victorian Culture: Volume 23, Issue 1

StatusPublished
FundersUniversity of Strathclyde
Publication date31/01/2018
Publication date online25/01/2018
Date accepted by journal14/08/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/34177
ISSN1355-5502
eISSN1750-0133

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Professor Kirstie Blair
Professor Kirstie Blair

Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities, AH Management and Support Team