Victorian Poetry

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

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 1, Spring

Period Pains: The Changing Body of Victorian Poetry
THE BIGGEST SINGLE CHANGE TO THE BODY OF VICTORIAN POETRY IN THE LAST fifteen years has come from the long overdue restoration of women poets to the canon. So profound and far-reaching are the implications of this change that the subject can never...
Poetic Acts: Making Meaning
About FIVE YEARS AFTER I HAD COMPLETED TWO MAS AND A PHD, I SUDDENLY realized that in all that training noone had ever asked me about language. Here I was a fully employed student of poetry, studying the art of language use, and I had never been required...
The Victorian Poetry Party
THE PARTY WAS SIGNALED BY A HUGE BANNER IN THE FOYER, "WHITHER Victorian Poetry?," and by that unmistakable roar of excited conversation--loud, confident, sophisticated, clever. Such a party roar is intimidating to the latecomer. I had a moment of...
Voice Inverse
LAST SUMMER I ATTENDED "VICTORIAN SOUNDINGS," A CONFERENCE SPONSORED by the Dickens Universe at UC Santa Cruz. The call for papers caught my ear, because the litany of possible topics sounded like a lyric poem: Ear trumpets, deafness and mutism...
Whether "Victorian" Poetry: A Genre and Its Period
WHITHER VICTORIAN POETRY? LINDA K. HUGHES'S SHREWDLY PHRASED question could not be timelier, since the academic field in question is one which has undergone so much change of late that it is highly appropriate to look closely at the various intellectual...
Whither and Yon, and How
1 What else should he be set for, with his staff? What, save to waylay with his lies, ensnare All travellers who might find him posted there, And ask the road? ("'Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,'" ll. 7-10) GINGERLY IS...
Whithering Away: Editorial Introduction
ALTHOUGH THIS EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION MIGHT HAVE GLANCED BACK TO the first special issue of "Whither Victorian Poetry" to assess its significance, the need for such retrospection has withered away. (1) Happily so, since the six distinguished scholars...
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