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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


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


TITHONUS, TIRESIAS, AND THE POLITICAL COMPOSITION OF THE SONG-BUILT CITY

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/9780195150544.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the civic ambitions of the speakers of Tennyson’s dramatic monologues “Tithonus” and “Tiresias,” in particular, their relationship to Victorian aristocratic ideology. Pearsall ... More


What Happens When I Read

J. Hillis Miller

in Revisioning French Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620207
eISBN:
9781789623727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620207.003.0020
Subject:
History, Cultural History

J. Hillis Miller’s essay is on the process of reading. Miller explores what happens to his mind, body, and feelings when reading a poem or a novel, or when trying to make sense of a philosophical or ... More


Nature, Culture, and the Puella Anus

Hunter H. Gardner

in Gendering Time in Augustan Love Elegy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199652396
eISBN:
9780191745782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652396.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter seven chronicles the deconstruction of the elegiac puella in light of conceptual categories, as outlined by Sherry B. Ortner (1974, rev. 1996), that link feminine subjectivity with nature and ... More


Introduction

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/9781474436878.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter sets out the scope and methodology of the book, revealing how it moves beyond existing accounts of Wordsworthian influence in Tennyson to uncover new and revealing connections and ... More


Tennyson’s ‘Tithonus’ and the Revision of Wordsworth’s ‘Tintern Abbey’

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/9781474436878.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the Wordsworthian echoes and borrowings in the 1860 dramatic monologue ‘Tithonus’, revealing ‘Tithonus’, and, in part the earlier ‘Tithon’ on which it is based, as a rewriting ... More


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