Victorian Poetry

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

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 4, Winter

Erotic, Prosodic, and Ethical-Aesthetic Forms of Triangulation in Augusta Webster's Dramatic Studies and A Woman Sold and Other Poems
As has been noted since her recovery in the early 1990s by Isobel Armstrong, Angela Leighton, Dorothy Mermin, and others, much of Augusta Webster's poetry revolves around the problem of attenuated, suppressed, or otherwise circumscribed subjectivity....
Filling in the Blanks: Music and Performance in Dante Gabriel Rossetti
While the enigmatic woman staring out from Dante Gabriel Rossetti's The Blue Bower (1865) continues to fascinate first-time viewers, the unusual instrument she fingers--a Japanese koto--is no less intriguing. The painting is certainly not unique among...
Framing Tennyson's Farewells: Authority and Materiality in "Morte d'Arthur"
When the mouth dies, who misses you? --John Berryman, Homage to Mistress Bradstreet In a review of Tennyson's 1842 Poems, Leigh Hunt reacted strongly against the editorial ticks on display in the volume. Criticizing both the attention called...
In Memoriam: Hayden W. Ward: 1939-2013
It is fitting that in this issue which has an essay on Tennyson's farewells, we should remember Hayden W. Ward who spent thirty-five years in faithful service to Victorian Poetry and to West Virginia University. More fitting still is that this issue...
Narrative Matters: Keynote Address, "Forms and Fashions: A Conference in Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Victorian Poetry"
"In their use of the whole antecedent range of poetic forms and themes, the Victorians were far more eclectic than any other poetic group has ever been.... Experimenting ..., they widened the scope of English poetry, both in subject-matter and in technique,...
Secular Pleasures and FitzGerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Nineteenth-century British poetry famously drew upon religious models for secular ends. As M. H. Abrams argues, William Wordsworth offered a modern counterpart to theodicy by "justif[ying] suffering as the necessary means toward ... achieved maturity."...
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