Literature and the Arts

Amadei, G. 2020

‘A new urban modernity? George Bernard Shaw’s written recollection of his mother’s cremation’, Thanatos, 9:2, 72-99.

Becher, C. 2021

‘Becoming a tree: exploring the entanglement of bodies, soil, and trees in natural burials’, Green Letters, 25:4, 403-414.

Bell, D. & Bongiorni, K. (eds) 1996

Cemeteries and Spaces of Death: Inquiries into their Meaning, Xenos Books: Riverside CA.

Blake, K. 2019

‘Urban burial reform in Wordsworth’s “Village Churchyard”’, Nineteenth-Century Literature, 74:3, 279-304.

Bosto, R. & Mayerson, J. 2004

‘“In the palm of nature’s hand”: Ralph Waldo Emerson’s address at the consecration of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery’, Markers 21, 148-173.

Bryan, V. 2015

William Faulkner in the age of the modern funeral industry’, The Southern Quarterly, 53:1, 25-40.

Callan, P. 2021

‘A postcard from Mr Joyce to Ms Beach: death and commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery in the Age of Ulysses’, James Joyce Quarterly, 58:4, 441-477.

Denton, M. 2003

‘Death in French Arcady: Nicolas Poussin’s ‘The Archaic Shepherds’ and burial reform in France’, Eighteenth-Century Studies, 36:2, 195-216.

Doherty, R. 2018

‘“Blest” or “t’othered”: alternative graveyards in Bleak House, Reynolds and Walker’, Victoriographies, 18:3, 267-289.

Dollimore, J. 1998

Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture, London: Allen Lane, The Penguin Press.

Ehret, J. 2019

“Je me pose sur ton tombeau”: Médi(t)ation poétique d’Anise Koltz’, in S. Kmec, R. Philippart & Reuter (eds) Ewige Ruhe? Grabkulturen in Luxemburg und den Nachbarrregionen, Luxembourg : CapybaraBooks, 193-4.

Farland, M. 2007

‘Decomposing city: Walt Whitman’s New York and the science of life and death’, EHL, 74:4, 799-827.

Gilchrist, P. 2020

‘Lamenting the dead: the affective afterlife of poets’ graves’, in J. Micieli-Voutsinao and A. Person (eds) Affective Architectures: More-than-Representational Geographies of Heritage, London: Routledge, 151-167.

Hobbs, J. 2006

‘Graveyards and the literary imagination’, Studies in the Literary Imagination, 39:1, i-xi.

Hoglund, S. 2016

‘Hidden agendas: the secret to early 19th century British burial reform’, in D. Tischler Millstein & A. Pionke (eds) Victorian Secrecy: Economices of Knowledge and Concealment, Abingdon: Routledge, 15-28.

Hotz, M. 2009

Literary Remains: Representations of Death and Burial in Victorian England, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Karim, A. 2012

‘Conflict over burial of the dead: analysis of Sophocles’ Antigone and Robert Frost’s “Home Burial”’, Academic Research International, 3:2, 617-624.

Karr-Cornejo, K. 2011

‘Gardens, cemeteries and the abyss: symbolic spaces in a selection of Nicanor Parra’s anti-poetry’, Taller de Letras, 48, 161-176.

Kreibig, N. 2023

‘“I’ve never seen so many men wasted so badly”: on Francoist mass graves and a film set cemetery’, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, DOI.

Lieb, D. 2019

‘Das totendenkmal zwischen ‘fest’ und ‘flüssig’: zum gedicht ‘Stat’ von Claudine Muno’, in S. Kmec, R. Philippart & A. Reuter (eds) Ewige Ruhe? Grabkulturen in Luxemburg und den Nachbarrregionen, Luxembourg : CapybaraBooks, 195-6.


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