Victorian Poetry

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

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 2, Summer

Blended Selves and the Spectacle of Subjection in Browning's "Andrea del Sarto"
Despite uttering not one of the 267 lines in Robert Browning's "Andrea del Sarto" (1855), (1) Lucrezia plays a powerful role in the poem and represents a dense field of textual meanings. The Lucrezia of this poem is not only an historical person Browning...
"Let the Rank Tongue Blossom": Browning's Stuttering
"It is no longer the character who stutters in speech; it is the writer who becomes a stutterer in language. He makes language as such stutter: an affective and intensive language, and no longer an affectation of the one who speaks." (Gilles Deleuze,...
Rehearsing Social Justice: Temporal Ghettos and the Poetic Way out in "Goblin Market" and "The Song of the Shirt"
Prosodists don't call stress stress for nothing," Herbert Tucker claims. "[I]ndeed, they might as well, on good Victorian premises ... call prosody itself stress management." (1) Poetry began to demand more effort from readers in the mid-19th century,...
The Beast with the Broken Lance: Humanism and Posthumanism in Tennyson's Idylls of the King
In "The Epic," the poem that frames Tennyson's 1842 "Morte d'Arthur," the fictional poet Everard Hall justifies burning his twelve-book Arthurian epic by invoking another extinct, prehistoric creature: Why take the style of those heroic times? ...
Unprintable Lyrics: The Unpublished Poems of William Morris
Almost all the poetic works of William Morris were published in his lifetime, with the exception of forty-two personal lyrics he drafted in the late 1860s and 1870s. The tone of several of these poems resembles that of the "idle singer['s]" wistful...
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