Victorian Poetry

Journal publishing scholary articles on topics related to Victorian poetry and poets.

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 4, Winter

Browning, Renaissance Painting, and the Problem of Raphael
You and I would rather read that volume, (Taken to his beating bosom by it) Lean and list the bosom-beats of Rafael, Would we not? than wonder at Madonnas-- Her, San Sisto names, and Her, Foligno, Her, that visits Florence in a vision, ...
Laura's Laurels: Christina Rossetti's "Monna Innominata" 1 and 8 and Petrarch's Rime Sparse 85 and 1
Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome Has many sonnets: so here now shall be One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me To her whose heart is my heart's quiet home, To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee I learnt love-lore...
"Perchance My Hand May Touch the Lyre": Orality and Textuality in Nineteenth-Century Deaf Poetry
In his book The Lost Senses: Deafness and Blindness (1845), deaf (1 British writer and missionary John Kitto declares that deaf people cannot write poetry. Kitto argues, "For want of hearing others speak, it is next to impossible that [a deaf person]...
Robert Browning's Necropoetics
I. Introduction: The Limits of Reanimation When Robert Browning published his 1868-89 book-length "murder poem," The Ring and the Book, his reputation as a poet "with special gifts of intellect and originality" that were at the same time put in...
The Margins of the Dramatic Monologue: Teaching Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point"
Tricia Lootens has recently described the difficult but rewarding experience f teaching The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim s Point." Her account was occasioned by its inclusion in the "Poems in Process" section of the eighth edition of The Norton Anthology...
The Sentimental Artistry of Barrett Browning's "The Cry of the Children"
Despite the fact that "The Cry of the Children" has been consistently recognized by Victorian and modern critics as one of the best verses in the two-volume Poems, 1844, which established Elizabeth Barrett Browning as a major Victorian poet, modern...