Victorian Poetry

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

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 3, Fall

"Echo and Reply": The Elegies of Felicia Hemans, Letitia Landon, and Elizabeth Barrett
Since the death instinct exists in the heart of everything that lives, since we suffer from trying to repress it, since everything that lives longs for rest, let us unfasten the ties that bind us to life, let us cultivate our death wish, let us develop...
Guide to the Year's Work
General Materials ANDREW STAUFFER There is a transumptive magic by which a work of criticism comes to resemble its subject matter while maintaining a critical purchase upon it and thereby takes on the unique power of the thing under discussion....
Guide to the Year's Work
Thomas Hardy ROSEMARIE MORGAN When Hardy's estranged wife Emma died suddenly at Max Gate in late November 1912 the shock propelled him into an intense period of artistic creativity. "Yes: what you say is true," he told his friend, Edward Clodd,...
The Morbid Meters of Maud
From its very first and widely unfavorable reception, the distinguishing characteristic of Tennyson's Maud was its "morbidity." Readers and critics alike complained of what appeared to be an unrestrained indulgence in the pleasures of dark moods, frenetic...
The Ritual in "The Novel in the Ring and the Book": Browning, Henry James, Eric Gans
WHAT, you, Sir, come too? (Just the man I'd meet.) Be ruled by me and have a care o' the crowd: This way, while fresh folk go and get their gaze: I'll tell you like a book and save your shins. (1) With these words Half-Rome pulls his interlocutor...
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