Victorian Poetry

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

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 3, Fall

Guide to the Year's Work
General Materials ALBERT D. PIONKE Five books are featured here in the general materials section: four monographs and one essay collection. The first two consider the wider cultural implications of the formal aspects of poetry, from prosody's...
Guide to the Year's Work
General Studies in Poetry and Victorian Poetry Michael Hurley and Michael O'Neill's Poetic Form: An Introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) offers an overview of the study of poetic form, including controversies. This clearly...
Guide to the Year's Work
William and Jane Morris Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture by Elizabeth C. Miller (Stanford University Press) offers the first comprehensive account of the principles and circumstances of late-Victorian publication...
Swinburne and the Mobius Strip: Circumvented Circularity in A Century of Roundels
Although Algernon Charles Swinburne and his later works have begun to receive more critical attention, (1) his cycle A Century of Roundels (1883) is frequently neglected. The strict, eleven line form and the topics the poems discuss often cause them...
Swinburne, Impressionistic Formalism, and the Afterlife of Victorian Poetic Theory
Nicholas Dames' recent, illuminating study, The Physiology of the Novel: Reading, Neural Science, and the Form of Victorian Fiction (2007), testifies to a resurgent scholarly interest in Victorian literary theory. Eschewing the text-centered approach...
The Forms of Discipline: Christina Rossetti's Religious Verse
The Christina Rossetti of literary history is very different from the Christina Rossetti of Victorian Britain. Canonization has reduced her body of work to a tiny fraction of what it once was; as Sharon Smulders notes, although Rossetti wrote "over...

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