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The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830–1870

Gregory Tate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659418
eISBN:
9780191749018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659418.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines Victorian poetry's preoccupation with studying the mind. It argues that Victorian poets, inheriting from their Romantic forerunners the belief that subjective thoughts and feelings ... More


There and Back: Emigrant Epic 1840–1850

Herbert F. Tucker

in Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790–1910

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232987
eISBN:
9780191716447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232987.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter proposes that the 1840s tendency to expatriate British epics to foreign parts reflected a postnationalist turn in the construction of British identity. Even heavy-duty royal heroes like ... More


Clough

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In his efforts to articulate confused feelings about religion, society, and sex, Arthur Hugh Clough spoke for his whole period, but since his ideas and forms of expression were unorthodox, he was not ... More


Scholar-Gypsies

ROBERT CRAWFORD

in The Modern Poet: Poetry, Academia, and Knowledge since the 1750s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269327
eISBN:
9780191699382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269327.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the so-called scholar-gypsy poets in England during the middle of the 18th century, focusing on Matthew Arnold and Arthur Clough. Arnold is considered the dour Victorian Sage ... More


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

Matthew Reynolds

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187127
eISBN:
9780191719066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187127.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The poets of the mid-19th century lived in a time of ‘nation-building’. This book brings that political and intellectual context to life. It shows that the Italian Risorgimento raised questions about ... More


REPULSIVE CLOUGH

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/9780198187127.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that in Clough's poems during the 1840s, a possible step into community of feeling and obligation with other people is suspended by the thought that to take it would be to betray ... More


CODA: AFTER THE REALMS OF VERSE

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/9780198187127.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter shows that the Brownings, Tennysons, and Clough all wrote poems dealing with matrimony, and found a variety of narrative possibilities in their common theme. They all explored ... More


A Room of Her Own: Newnham College 1874–1879

Annabel Robinson

in The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242337
eISBN:
9780191714108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242337.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the Cambridge of 1874, the beginnings of university education for women, the obstacles and conflicts faced by the pioneers, notably Henry Sidgwick and John Stuart Mill. It ... More


Clough, Arnold, and the Dialogue of the Mind

Gregory Tate

in The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830–1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659418
eISBN:
9780191749018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659418.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines how a younger generation of poets, specifically Arnold and Clough, responded to the poetry of psychological analysis discussed in the previous chapter. It argues that these ... More


The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Stefanie Markovits

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This book considers the rise of a hybrid generic form, the verse-novel, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Such poems combined epic length with novelistic plots in the attempt to capture ... More


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