Victorian Poetry

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

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 1, Spring

Graven Images: The Woman Writer, the Indian Poetess, and Imperial Aesthetics in L.E.L.'S "Hindoo Temples and Palaces at Madura."
CRITICAL SCHOLARSHIP ON LETITIA LANDON HAS LONG BEEN FASCINATED BY THE Improvisatrice figure that haunts much of her poetic writing. Glennis Stephenson, Linda H. Peterson, and Angela Leighton among many others have produced a considerable body of critical...
"Hardly Shall I Tell My Joys and Sorrows": Robert Browning's Engagement with Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poetics
In 1845, WHEN ROBERT BROWNING BEGAN HIS CORRESPONDENCE WITH Elizabeth Barrett (EBB), he was writing plays and dramatic monologues. He had at last developed his own, original style. However, the path he had taken was diametrically opposed to contemporary...
Hopkins and Cynewulf: "The Wreck of the Deutschland," "The Windhover," "The Blessed Virgin Compared to the Air We Breathe," and the Christ
Cynewulf's Christ is a title given in the mid-nineteenth century to a series of three poems that appear together and open The Exeter Book, a manuscript that has belonged to the Chapter Library of Exeter Cathedral at least since 1072. The three poems,...
Looking Strategically: Feminist and Queer Aesthetics in Michael Field's Sight and Song *
Ut pictura poesis. --Horace (1) If the lesbian sees the women, the woman may see the lesbian seeing her. With this, there is a flowering of possibilities. The woman, feeling herself seen, may learn that she can be seen; she may also be able to...
Naming and Not Naming: Tennyson and Mallarme
AS THE AUTHOR OF "IN THE NAME OF THE AUTHOR" PUTS IT IN THE FINAL commentary on a recent group of articles on anonymity, "The question What matters who's speaking? cannot of course be answered by the author himself (as Barthes reminds us), nor by the...
Protesting Success: Tennyson's "Indecent Exposure" in the Periodicals
FIVE POEMS IN SEVEN PERIODICALS COMPRISED TENNYSON'S ENTIRE LIST OF publications for the year 1868: "The Victim" in Good Words (January 1); "The Spiteful Letter" in Once a Week (January 4); "Wages" in Macmillan's Magazine (February); "1865-1866" in...
"Where Ignorant Armies Clash by Night" and the Sikh Rebellion: A Contemporary Source for Matthew Arnold's Night-Battle Imagery
The source for the night-battle imagery that concludes Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach"--"And we are here as on a darkling plain / Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, / Where ignorant armies clash by night" (ll. 35-38)--is almost unanimously...

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