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Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Cornelia D. J. Pearsall

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195150544
eISBN:
9780199871124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150544.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores Tennyson’s representation of rapture, or being carried away, as a radical mechanism of transformation—theological, social, political, or personal—and as a figure for critical ... More


Alfred and Hallam Tennyson

Michael Millgate

in Testamentary Acts: Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183662
eISBN:
9780191674099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183662.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the final phase of Alfred Tennyson's life and the role of his son, Hallam Tennyson, in managing the life of his father, in censoring and controlling the public in having access ... More


INTRODUCTION: Rapt Oration

Cornelia Pearsall

in Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195150544
eISBN:
9780199871124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150544.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introduction argues that Alfred Tennyson’s conception of “rapt oration” is critical to the understanding of a quartet of his major dramatic monologues, “St. Simeon Stylites,” “Ulysses,” ... More


The Active Universe: Arnold and Tennyson

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter deals with William Wordsworth's impact on two other English poets Mathew Arnold and Alfred Tennyson. Like many other Victorian who looked to Wordsworth's poetry for succor at a time of ... More


THE RECORDED VOICE FROM VICTORIAN AURA TO MODERNIST ECHO

John M. Picker

in Victorian Soundscapes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that while moderns used the gramophone to represent their concerns over the disintegration of artistic “aura” in an age of mechanical reproduction, Victorians used the phonograph ... More


Romanticism and Transcendentalism, 1800–1900

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Romanticism brings back the twinned concepts of preexistence and theosis. The revival of Plato (under Thomas Taylor's influence) sparks revival of interest in preexistence especially. William Blake, ... More


Tennyson

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/9780198122395.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Gerard Manley Hopkins, after reading Enoch Arden, had begun to doubt Alfred Tennyson. He had previously thought of Tennyson as always new, touching, beyond other poets, not pressed with human ... More


Poetry and the ‘Non-Darwinian Revolution’

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the non-Darwinian and pseudo-Darwinian evolutionary poetry in the late Victorian period. It then explores the acts of bad faith led by Algernon Charles Swinburne and Mathilde ... More


But what am I? Alfred Tennyson's In Memoriam

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Alfred Tennyson wrote In Memoriam, a collection of lyrics, between 1833 and 1850 as an elegaic response to the death of his close friend Arthur Henry Hallam. Expressions of self-doubt and religious ... More


Coming like ghosts to trouble joy: Alfred Tennyson's ‘The Lotos Eaters’

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Alfred Tennyson's ‘The Lotos Eaters’, a poem inspired by Homer's Odysseyraises a series of issues that contribute significantly to the debate about addiction and the networks that circulate around it ... More


The Pre-Raphaelites

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/9780198122395.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) in 1848 including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, William Morris, and Algernon Charles Swinburne. Dante Gabriel Rossetti wanted ... More


Tennyson’s ‘Sea Dreams’: Coastal and Fiscal Boundaries

Roger Ebbatson

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Alfred Tennyson’s ‘Sea Dreams’ (1860) offers a lyrical and dramatic re-inflection of an ill-fated investment made by the poet in the early 1840s. In this chapter, Tennyson’s poem, which frames a ... More


The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Jerome J. McGann

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As well as exploring the fault-lines marking the various kinds of historical literary studies from the New Criticism to Post-Structuralism, this book develops a fully elaborated socio-historical ... More


On Balance

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter starts by discussing how Robert Frost, A. R. Ammons and Pattiann Rogers expressly weigh up the Darwinian condition. Next, it examines how Thomas Hardy, Amy Clampitt and Thom Gunn use ... More


Paradise Mislaid: How We Lost Heaven and How We Can Regain It

Jeffrey Burton Russell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195334586
eISBN:
9780199851423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334586.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Christian concept of heaven flourished for almost two millennia, but it has lost much of its power in the last 100 years. Indeed today, even theologians tend to avoid the topic. This book sets ... More


A life of death: Alfred Tennyson's ‘St Simeon Stylites’

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Alfred Tennyson's poem ‘St Simeon Stylites’, part of the second volume of Poems (1842) appears to exemplify religious madness made up from self-delusion. Using a first person monologue, it presents ... More


Mourning Species: In Memoriam in an Age of Extinction

Jesse Oak Taylor

in Ecological Form: System and Aesthetics in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282128
eISBN:
9780823286034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282128.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter develops a reading practice for the Anthropocene by tracing the reflections on extinction that recur throughout Alfred Tennyson’s magisterial elegy, In Memoriam (1850). It asks how the ... More


Science

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/9780198122395.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘Have not many sciences such as Astronomy or Geology a side of feeling which is poetry?’ So asked Benjamin Jowett in 1858, and in 1889 Alfred Tennyson reported that those two ‘terrible Muses’ had ... More


Songs in Books (2): The Princess

Daniel Karlin

in The Figure of the Singer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199213986
eISBN:
9780191803314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199213986.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the representation of songs within poems by focusing on Alfred Tennyson’s The Princess, subtitled ‘A Medley’. In particular, it examines the formal device by which characters in ... More


On the Beach

Valentine Cunningham

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter offers a wide-ranging and evocative snapshot of literary seashores in the middle of the nineteenth century. Cunningham suggestively links edgeland doings and meanings, their positives ... More


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