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Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Isobel Hurst

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book brings together two lines of enquiry in recent criticism: the reception of ancient Greece and Rome, and women as writers and readers in the 19th century. A classical education has been ... More


‘Unscrupulously Epic’

Isobel Hurst

in Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter emphasizes how Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a woman who was largely self-taught, successfully negotiated gender difficulties by choosing to concentrate on poetry rather than philological ... 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


Robert Browning’s Domestic Gods

Kevin A. Morrison

in Victorian Liberalism and Material Culture: Synergies of Thought and Place

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474431538
eISBN:
9781474445023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431538.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter four rereads the interior spaces of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Florentine residence, Casa Guidi. Instead of seeing it as a space that exemplifies middle-class Victorian domestic ... More


Wounded Utterance: Trauma and Italy’s Second War of Independence in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Poems Before Congress and Last Poems

Patricia Cove

in Italian Politics and Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474447249
eISBN:
9781474464970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447249.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 4 traces the traumatic impact of the 1859 Second Italian War of Independence in Elizabeth Barrett Browning ’s Poems Before Congress (1860) and Last Poems (1862). Despite voicing enthusiastic ... More


‘Your Fourier’s Failed’: Networks of Affect and Anti-Socialist Meaning in Aurora Leigh

Eric Hood

in Women's Literary Networks and Romanticism: "A Tribe of Authoresses"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940605
eISBN:
9781786945136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940605.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter traces the affective forces at work in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s representation of utopian socialist Charles Fourier in Aurora Leigh (1855).  In Barrett Browning’s verse-novel, ... More


Networking the Nation: British and American Women's Poetry and Italy, 1840–1870

Alison Chapman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198723578
eISBN:
9780191790386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723578.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Women's Literature

This book uncovers the British and American expatriate community in Italy, and especially Florence, in the decades leading up the Unification of Italy (the Risorgimento). The women poets who lived in ... More


Teaching Curses, Teaching Nations: Abolition Time and the Recoils of Antislavery Poetics

Tricia Lootens

in The Political Poetess: Victorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170312
eISBN:
9781400883721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170312.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poem “A Curse for a Nation”—a response to the proslavery, imperialist national sentimentality of the American “Ostend Manifesto” of ... More


‘Another sort of writing’? Invalidism and Poetic Labour in the Letters of Elizabeth Barrett

Marcus Waithe

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter responds to Thomas Carlyle’s suggestion that correspondence might be a lesser form of literary ‘work’ than other forms of writing. The question of epistolary labour is particularly ... More


‘Sensuous Things’

Dayton Haskin

in John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

By the 1860s the desire to look into John Donne's writings that had started in the English Romantic period had spread to the western side of the Atlantic. In Britain the revival of interest in Donne ... More


John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Dayton Haskin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1906, having been assigned Izaak Walton's Life of Donne to read for his English class, a Harvard freshman heard a lecture on the long disparaged ‘metaphysical’ poets. Years later, when an ... More


Elizabeth Barrett and the Making of Browning’s Dramatic Romances and Lyrics

Richard Cronin

in Poetry in the Making: Creativity and Composition in Victorian Poetic Drafts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198784562
eISBN:
9780191827037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784562.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

Reconstructing Robert Browning’s creative methods is a difficult task because the only manuscripts that survive, almost all at Balliol, are of late poems that even now are scarcely read. All the ... More


‘that strong excepted soul’: Nineteenth-Century Women Read Keats

Carmen Faye Mathes

in Keats's Negative Capability: New Origins and Afterlives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941817
eISBN:
9781789623253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941817.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the ways in which Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL), and Mary Shelley characterize John Keats after his death in 1821 and before the publication and ... More


The Solo’s Origins: Monodramas, Attitudes, Dramatic Monologues

Carrie J. Preston

in Modernism's Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199766260
eISBN:
9780190252847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199766260.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discovers an origin for modernist solos in popular performance forms emerging from romanticism—monodramas and attitudes usually presented a mythic character in an emotionally climactic ... 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


Poetic Style: Jewellery and Value in Victorian Poetry

Clara Dawson

in Victorian Poetry and the Culture of Evaluation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198856108
eISBN:
9780191889592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856108.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

Chapter 2 examines evaluations of poetic style from the 1830s to the 1860s and argues for the existence of a jewelled style which crosses over the genres of the album-book or anthology, the ... More


Introduction: Poetry, Popularity and the Periodical Press

Caley Ehnes

in Victorian Poetry and the Poetics of the Literary Periodical

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474418348
eISBN:
9781474459655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418348.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Using the publication of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s ‘L. E. L.’s Last Question’ in the Ladies’ Pocket Magazine as a case study, this chapter establishes the central premise of the book: periodical ... More


The Question of the Animal in Flush

Derek Ryan

in Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theory: Sex, Animal, Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748676439
eISBN:
9780748684359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676439.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the complex and contested spaces shared by human and nonhuman animals in Flush. Rather than reading Woolf’s fictional biography allegorically as critics have tended to, the ... More


Casa Guidi

Alison Chapman

in Networking the Nation: British and American Women's Poetry and Italy, 1840–1870

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198723578
eISBN:
9780191790386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723578.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Women's Literature

While frequently described by biographers and critics as set up in opposition to Florence’s salon culture, this chapter draws on extensive evidence in Barrett Browning’s correspondence and poetry to ... More


Four Lesser Poets

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/9780198122395.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Elizabeth Barrett Browning might reasonably have become Poet Laureate. The thoughts of her heart included passionate feelings about God, Nature, poetry, love, her spaniel Flush, and all victims of ... More


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