Victorian Poetry

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

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 3, Fall

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Religion forms the most dominant strain in this year's work on EBB, in keeping with the general resurgence of interest in the subject reflected in Volume 31 (2003) of Victorian Literature and Culture on "Victorian Religion," and the important new collection...
Finding Her Voice(s): The Development of a Working-Class Feminist Vision in Ethel Carnie's Poetry
The effort to recover and reevaluate British working-class women's writing is still in its early stages. One writer who certainly deserves such attention is Ethel Carnie (1886-1962), the first British working-class woman to sustain a long and varied...
General Materials
As I suggested in last year's review, much of the best work in recent Victorian studies by Lauren Goodlad, Warwick Slinn, and others has focused on two issues, the problem of reconciling individualism and sociality in Victorian liberal culture and...
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Although only one new full-length book largely devoted to Hopkins has reached my reviewer's desk this year, I find it highly worthy. Written by a New Zealander who was partly educated in Scotland and has now published his work with an Anglo-American...
Matthew Arnold
In the recent past there has not been a great deal of scholarship offering new readings of individual works by Arnold, but Arnold's poetry and prose and his role as "the preeminent intellectual authority of late Victorian England" (in the words of...
Robert Browning's Decoding of Natural Theology in "Caliban upon Setebos"
In his letter of June 27, 1864, to Julia Wedgwood, Robert Browning reports on the following encounter: Last night I was talking with a friend who read aloud a passage from Dr. Newman's Apology in which he says that "he is as convinced of ...
Rosemarie Morgan, "Thomas Hardy": A Rejoinder
I write with reference to Rosemarie Morgan's review of recent work on Thomas Hardy ("Thomas Hardy," VP 42, no. 3 [Fall 2004]: 369-381), which includes my edition: Thomas Hardy's 'Facts' Notebook: A Critical Edition (2004). Given the extent of the misconceptions...
Swinburne
In the past year Swinburne's voice has been heard freshly in a new collection of his letters and a new selection of his poetry and prose; at the same time, various critics have explored his exploitation and transformation of earlier works (poems by...
The Poets of the Nineties
No great amount of significant scholarship for nineties' figures has appeared this year, though what has is of superior quality. Although most of her work appeared earlier, Mathilde Blind was taken up as something of a cause during the Nineties, with...
"The Scholar-Gipsy" and the Continuous Life of Victorian Poetry
My title alludes to one of the most compelling volumes of poetry published in the last quarter century, Mark Strand's The Continuous Life (1990). Strand has in common with Matthew Arnold a fundamental preoccupation with the sheer presence and persistence...
Thomas Hardy
The focus in Hardy studies still veers toward the extratextual: biographical activities continue to flourish (as noticed here, in 2004), even branching out into an array of hybrid forms. There are several varieties of this in circulation. Roger Ebbatson,...

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