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Fictions of Reciprocity in Jane Eyre and Aurora Leigh

Jill Rappoport

in Giving Women: Alliance and Exchange in Victorian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199772605
eISBN:
9780199919000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772605.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

Longer narratives in prose and fiction elaborated on the communities that annuals constructed, depicting viable gift economies for women. Revising traditional readings of Jane Eyre (1847) and Aurora ... More


Some Perspectives after Pope: Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Pound, Michael Longley

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The idea that a translator might respond to an epic landscape by ‘taking a view’ was banished from translation during the turn to literalness that lasted (broadly speaking) throughout the nineteenth ... More


Ezra Pound: ‘My job was to bring a dead man to life’

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Since at least the time of Dryden, a ‘dead’ translation has been a bad one. But during the nineteenth century, poets became interested in the expressive possibilities of a dead style: Browning is one ... More


‘Ill-lodged in a woman’s breast’: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Woman’s Heart

Kirstie Blair

in Victorian Poetry and the Culture of the Heart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273942
eISBN:
9780191706592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273942.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Gender was central to accounts of heart disease given that women's hearts were generally supposed to be weaker and more emotionally vulnerable than those of men. This chapter examines the gendered ... More


‘Vulgar needs’: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Profit, and Literary Value

Alison Chapman

in Victorian Literature and Finance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter on Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) considers the matter of what made literary writing valuable — and how money could be involved without compromising aesthetic significance — from ... More


Words for Translation

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Literary translators have always used different words for what they are doing: a translation can be an ‘Englishing’, a ‘rendering’, a ‘traduction’, a ‘gloze’, a ‘crib’, a ‘version’ or a ‘conversion;’ ... More


Metaphors for Translation

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Alongside the many words for translation are the many metaphors. Through the centuries, translation has been said to give a work new clothes or place a jewel in a different casket; to conquer, or ... More


FROM ELEGY TO PROPHECY

Matthew Reynolds

in The Realms of Verse 1830-1870: English Poetry in a Time of Nation-Building

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187127
eISBN:
9780191719066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187127.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins by explaining that to the imaginations of the mid-19th century English, Italy was a uniquely attractive land, and they often transformed it into a realm of fantasy no less ... More


BROWNING'S ALIEN PAGES

Matthew Reynolds

in The Realms of Verse 1830-1870: English Poetry in a Time of Nation-Building

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187127
eISBN:
9780191719066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187127.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins by explaining that Browning's workings of imagination suggests that he did not conceive of himself as merging with or domesticating his subjects: he uses them and casts them ... More


The Idea of Epic in the Nineteenth Century

Richard Jenkyns

in Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276301
eISBN:
9780191706011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276301.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with a paradox. It has been said that the 18th and 19th centuries were a barren period for epic poetry, yet the age was closely engaged with the epic idea. Several ... More


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