Introduction: Defining pre-raphaelite poetics Book Chapter

Witcher, HB, Huseby, AK. (2020). Introduction: Defining pre-raphaelite poetics . 1-26. 10.1007/978-3-030-51338-2_1

cited authors

  • Witcher, HB; Huseby, AK



  • This edited collection defines Pre-Raphaelite poetics by its plurality. We place their forms of self-expression under this rubric of plurality to designate gender fluidity, cultural borrowing, innovation, and evolution as the substrate for all Pre-Raphaelite forms of making. Moreover, we position Pre-Raphaelite poetics broadly in the sense of poiesis [italicize poiesis], or acts of making. Our collection, therefore, like the Pre-Raphaelites returns to these origins in our endeavor to understand their poetics. In doing so, the definitional capacity of this collection extends from poetry to music to visual arts, as well as to the making of the Pre-Raphaelites as a society themselves.

publication date

  • November 12, 2020

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 26