Victorian Poetry

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

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 2, Summer

Augusta Webster and the Lyric Muse: The Athenaeum and Webster's Poetics
DURING THE LAST DECADE SCHOLARS HAVE SHOWN INTEREST IN NINETEENTH-century women who wrote in the dramatic form "masculinized" by such poets as Browning and Tennyson. (1) In her own day, Augusta Webster was compared favorably to Robert Browning, and...
Biblical Criticism and Secular Sex: Elizabeth Barrett's A Drama of Exile and Jean Ingelow's A Story of Doom
LIKE EARLIER LONG POEMS IN BIBLICAL SYMBOLISM BY BRITISH WOMEN (FOR example, Elizabeth Smith's The Brethren: A Poem in Four Books of 1787 and Barrett's own The Seraphim of 1838), (1) Elizabeth Barrett's A Drama of Exile tells a contemporary story in...
Hopkins' Spiritual Ecology in "Binsey Poplars"
AS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ENDEAVOR, ECOCRITICISM, "THE STUDY OF THE relationship between literature and the physical environment," (1) has been with us for more than a decade, yet its impact on the study of Victorian literature has been slight, and on...
The Inshape of Inscape
IN A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT ON JUNE 10, 1955, V. de S. Pinto pointed out the use of the word "inshape" in the Sir Philip Sidney-Arthur Golding translation, The Trewnesse of the Christian Religion by Philippe de Momay....
Varieties of Geological Experience: Religion, Body, and Spirit in Tennyson's in Memoriam and Lyell's Principles of Geology
AFTER SURVEYING THE STRATA OF RECENT CRITICAL SCHOOLS, HERBERT TUCKER makes an appeal for combining a vibrant neo-formalism with cultural studies. His lapidary reading of aural elements of In Memoriam's section 33 unfolds into a cultural critique that...