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British satirical poems and cartoons about Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte: Deconstructing authenticity and aura (2019)
Journal Article
Martens, B. (in press). British satirical poems and cartoons about Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte: Deconstructing authenticity and aura. Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 43,

This article draws on opposing cultural concepts of authenticity and imitation, combined with Walter Benjamin’s notion of the aura, to examine the self-promotion of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte as successor of Napoleon I. The article confronts Louis-Napo... Read More about British satirical poems and cartoons about Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte: Deconstructing authenticity and aura.

Dramatic monologue, detective fiction and the search for meaning (2011)
Journal Article
Martens, B. (2011). Dramatic monologue, detective fiction and the search for meaning. Nineteenth-Century Literature, 66(2), 195-218

This essay compares the genres of the dramatic monologue and detective fiction in terms of their contemporaneous development and respective reading processes. Drawing on narratological categories, it examines the emphasis in both genres on the withho... Read More about Dramatic monologue, detective fiction and the search for meaning.

Browning, Victorian poetics and the Romantic legacy: Challenging the Romantic voice (2011)
Book
Martens, B. (2011). Browning, Victorian poetics and the Romantic legacy: Challenging the Romantic voice. Ashgate

Taking an original approach to Robert Browning’s poetics, Britta Martens focuses on a corpus of relatively neglected poems in Browning’s own voice in which he reflects on his poetry, his self-conceptualisation and his place in the poetic tradition. S... Read More about Browning, Victorian poetics and the Romantic legacy: Challenging the Romantic voice.

Vatican ceremonies and tourist culture in nineteenth-century British travelogues (2010)
Book Chapter
Martens, B. (2010). Vatican ceremonies and tourist culture in nineteenth-century British travelogues. In M. Hollington, C. Waters, & J. Jordan (Eds.), Imagining Italy: Victorian Writers and Travellers, 14-34. Cambridge Scholars Press

Nineteenth-century British tourists who attended Catholic ceremonies in Italy were more than mere passive observers. Their accounts of Holy Week in the Vatican reveal a tension between, on the one hand, British tourists’ denigration of Catholic ritua... Read More about Vatican ceremonies and tourist culture in nineteenth-century British travelogues.

Death as spectacle: the Paris morgue in Dickens and Browning (2008)
Book Chapter
Martens, B. (2008). Death as spectacle: the Paris morgue in Dickens and Browning. In S. Friedman, E. Guiliano, A. Humpherys, N. McKnight, & M. Timko (Eds.), Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction, 223-248. Ams Press, Inc

As an object of macabre fascination, the Paris morgue is without parallel in the Victorian imagination. This article explores the representation of visits to the morgue in Dickens’s Uncommercial Traveller and in Browning’s dramatic monologue “Apparen... Read More about Death as spectacle: the Paris morgue in Dickens and Browning.

Beyond arthurian romances: The reach of victorian medievalism (2005)
Book
Holloway, L. M., Palmgren, J. A., & Martens, B. (2005). L. M. Holloway, & J. A. Palmgren (Eds.), Beyond arthurian romances: The reach of victorian medievalism. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781403981165

© Lorretta M. Holloway and Jennifer A. Palmgren 2005. All rights reserved. Leaving the traditional focus on Arthurian romance and Gothic tales, the essays in this collection address how the Victorians looked back to the Middle Ages to create a sense... Read More about Beyond arthurian romances: The reach of victorian medievalism.


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