Victorian Poetry

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

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 1, Spring

Embodying the City in A London Garland
For virtually the first century of its existence, A London Garland--an anthology of seventy-one poems interspersed with ninety pictures, edited by W. E. Henley, and published with considerable fanfare by Macmillan in late 1895 --elicited little or...
From Blake to Beardsley: "On Some of the Characteristics of Modern Poetry"
"'I sing,' says the modern Bard, 'speaking to the eye alone, by the help of type-founders, papermakers, compositors, ink balls, folding, and stitching.'" Published in a review of Eliza Cook's poetry in the Anglo-American in 1847, the statement testifies...
Inventing Poetry and Pictorialism in Once a Week: A Magazine of Visual Effects
In unusually direct terms the illustrated weekly magazine that debuted on July 2, 1859, generally deemed a high point of mid-century illustration, (1) resulted from male desire. Working with Ellen Ternan on The Frozen Deep aroused Charles Dickens'...
Le Petit Journal Des Refusees: A Graphical Reading
Gelett Burgess' witty 1896 San Francisco publication Le Petit Journal des Refusees provokes two important questions that make us think about how we understand the cultural role and aesthetic identity of certain modern works of innovative art. First,...
Literature by Design since 1790
To Robert Frost's question about whether design governs in small things, we can answer confidently--at least with respect to small things like books--indeed it does. So far as the nineteenth-century is concerned, design comes as a series of graphical...
Palms and Temples: Edward Lear's Topographies
Edward Lear's paintings and drawings were often reproduced in books. Publishing successes during his lifetime included his parrot portfolio, the Audubon-like Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae (1832); several travel journals, accompanied by...