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The Female Poet: The AfterLives of Felicia Hemans and Letitia Landon

Julian North

in The Domestication of Genius: Biography and the Romantic Poet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571987
eISBN:
9780191722363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571987.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter considers the memorialization of Felicia Hemans and Letitia Landon in relation to the particular issues raised by biography when the subject was a female poet. It defends the biographies ... More


Felicia Hemans and the Affections

Seth T. Reno

in Amorous Aesthetics: Intellectual Love in Romantic Poetry and Poetics, 1788-1853

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786940834
eISBN:
9781789623185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940834.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter four analyzes Hemans’s emphasis on love, gender, and ‘the affections’ throughout her career. The chapter begins by outlining the discourses of ‘the affections’ in eighteenth-century moral ... More


Felicia Hemans, “Casabianca”

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the poem, “Casabianca,” by Felicia Hemans, which presents the spectacle of a child sailor who is blown to pieces because his sense of duty keeps him standing on deck during ... More


Conclusion: What Next? Felicia Hemans and the Changing Meaning of Juvenile Writing

Laurie Langbauer

in The Juvenile Tradition: Young Writers and Prolepsis, 1750–1835

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198739203
eISBN:
9780191802348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739203.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Published as a teenager, Felicia Hemans (then Felicia Dorothea Browne) self-consciously fashioned a literary reputation in terms of youth throughout her career. Her shift in self-presentation exposes ... More


The Domestication of Genius: Biography and the Romantic Poet

Julian North

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571987
eISBN:
9780191722363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571987.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This is a book about the biographical afterlives of the Romantic poets and the creation of literary biography as a popular form. It focuses on the first Lives of Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth, ... More


‘Of War and Taking Towns’: Byron’s and Hemans’s post-Waterloo Poetry, 1816–1828

Simon Bainbridge

in British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187585
eISBN:
9780191718922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187585.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the works of Lord Byron and Felicia Hemans, whose obsession with war developed out of their engagement with the Peninsular War and whose poetic identities were profoundly shaped ... More


Agnes Bulmer, Felicia Hemans, and Poetry as Theology

Andrew O. Winckles

in Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing and the Methodist Media Revolution: 'Consider the Lord as Ever Present Reader'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620184
eISBN:
9781789629651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620184.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines how women used theological poetry to enter into public space during the 1820’s and 30’s through its consideration of the works of Agnes Bulmer and Felicia Hemans. In particular, ... More


Turning and Burning: Sentimental Criticism, Casabiancas, and the Click of the Cliché

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/9780691170312.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the relationship between suspended spheres and interdisciplinary poetic reading, drawing on popular and pedagogical writing that invites reflection on patriotic fantasies' ... More


9 Dante and British Romantic Women Writers: Writing the Nation, Defining National Culture

Diego Saglia

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses various female authors' views of the nation (England, Britain, Italy, or an abstract entity) as a political and cultural structure in the mirror of Dante and his verse. It ... More


The Citational Network of Tighe, Porter, Barbauld, Lefanu, Morgan, and Hemans

Harriet Kramer Linkin

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/9781786940605.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This essay looks at five Romantic-era women writers who invoke Mary Tighe in their works by name, quotation, or epigraph--Anna Maria Porter, Anna Letitia Barbauld, Alicia Lefanu, Lady Morgan, and ... More


Reading the Bible in a Romantic Era

Beth Barton Schweiger

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers how a growing taste for poetry changed how readers understood the Bible. Literary sensibilities in the nineteenth century are usually associated with a small coterie of ... More


Amorous Aesthetics: Intellectual Love in Romantic Poetry and Poetics, 1788-1853

Seth T. Reno

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786940834
eISBN:
9781789623185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940834.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Situated at the intersection of affect studies, ecocriticism, aesthetics, and Romantic studies, this book presents a genealogy of love in Romantic-era poetry, science, and philosophy. While feeling ... More


Romantic Italy and Restoration Politics: Romantic Poetry, Lady Morgan’s Italy and Mary Shelley’s Valperga

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/9781474447249.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 1 analyses Romantic-era responses to the Congress of Vienna and 1820-1 Italian uprisings, with attention to Lady Morgan’s travelogue Italy (1821) and Mary Shelley’s historical novel Valperga ... More


‘Here you may trace a pigmy hand, / And there a Giant strength’: Daughters, Poet-fathers, and the Wordsworth Circle Albums

Samantha Matthews

in Album Verses and Romantic Literary Culture: Poetry, Manuscript, Print, 1780-1850

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198857945
eISBN:
9780191890512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857945.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Albums kept by Sara Coleridge, Edith May Southey, and Dora Wordsworth between the early 1820s and late 1840s show that that although the Wordsworth circle daughters’ access to their famous fathers’ ... More


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