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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 POETICS AND POLITICS OF THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE

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/9780195150544.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Pearsall argues against the prevailing critical conception of dramatic monologists as inadvertent in their revelations and ignorant of the consequences of their speech, suggesting instead that ... More


VICTORIAN RAPTURE

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/9780195150544.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter Two examines Tennyson’s dramatic monologue “St. Simeon Stylites” from several angles. The first section, “Victorian End Times,” places St. Simeon’s desire for rapture in the context of ... More


LOCATING TROY

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/9780195150544.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The first section, “Feeding the Heart: Educating Tennyson,” examines the classical education that Tennyson received at Trinity College, Cambridge, under the influential scholar Connop Thirlwall. ... More


ULYSSES AND THE RAPTURE OF TROY

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/9780195150544.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter Four engages in a detailed reading of Tennyson’s “Ulysses,” described as the prototypical Victorian dramatic monologue. The first section, “The Character of the Homeric Statesman,” ... More


TITHONUS AND THE PERFORMANCE OF MASCULINE BEAUTY

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/9780195150544.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines “Tithonus” in the context of Tennyson’s “Oenone,” and of his early poems representing Tithonus’s son, Memnon. In studying the phenomenon of masculine beauty in a cluster of ... 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


The Renaissance and Protestant Confusion England in the 1840s

J. B. BULLEN

in The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The term ‘Renaissance’ is intimately linked to a historical perspective which is cultural, but in the 1840s England was not yet ready for cultural history. Nevertheless, the English had a strong ... More


Proved on the Pulses: Heart Disease in Victorian Literature and Culture

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/9780199273942.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the culture of the pathological heart in Victorian literature and medicine. It argues that heart disease was both a fashionable topic for medical research, as demonstrated by ... More


‘Raving of dead men’s dust and beating hearts’: Tennyson and the Pathological 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/9780199273942.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Tennyson's poetics in detail, arguing that they constitute the most important intervention in the poetic culture of the heart. It shows how Hallam's death from a heart-related ... More


Tennyson’s Sympathy

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

in Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187271
eISBN:
9780191719028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187271.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The sense of incomplete achievement, or achieved incompleteness, was drawn out through Tennyson's protracted attachment to individual poems. In his methods of composition and his ways of speaking, ... More


Tennyson, Browning, and the Poetry of Reflection

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/9780199659418.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers two issues that were of vital importance to poetry in the 1830s and throughout the mid-nineteenth century: the complex relation between the lyric expression and the ... More


The Promise of England’s Past: Writing the History of England, 1854–70

Ciaran Brady

in James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter supplies a full dress analysis of Froude’s twelve-volume History of England. Having considered the text in the context of the other great Whig narratives of English history (Macaulay, ... 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


Leave a Summer Land Behind

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the exodus of southern Negroes into Indiana and other states in the North. The Democrats charged that the Negroes' mass migration from the South was engineered by the ... More


‘“She has a lovely face”’:1 Tennyson and ‘The Lady of Shalott’

Jayne Thomas

in Tennyson Echoing Wordsworth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436878
eISBN:
9781474464994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436878.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Tennyson’s ‘The Lady of Shalott’, a poem that met with intense criticism from its reviewers when it was first published in 1832, arguing that the poem prefigures the movement ... More


‘All experience is an arch’:1 Tennyson’s ‘Ulysses’ and the Revision of Wordsworth

Jayne Thomas

in Tennyson Echoing Wordsworth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436878
eISBN:
9781474464994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436878.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Tennyson’s 1842 monologue, ‘Ulysses’. If Tennyson borrows from Wordsworth in ‘The Lady of Shalott’ in order to loosen the restrictive epistemology in which he has been placed ... More


‘The dead man touched me from the past’:1 Tennyson’s In Memoriam and Wordsworth

Jayne Thomas

in Tennyson Echoing Wordsworth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436878
eISBN:
9781474464994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436878.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Tennyson’s In Memoriam (1850). Tennyson was open about the difficulties he sustained in writing the poem, and this chapter argues that the Wordsworthian borrowings in the poem ... More


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