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Victorian Poetry and the Culture of the Heart

Kirstie Blair

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273942
eISBN:
9780191706592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273942.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book considers why and how the heart became a vital image in Victorian poetry, and argues that the intense focus on heart imagery in many major Victorian poems highlights anxieties in this ... More


The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830–1870

Gregory Tate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659418
eISBN:
9780191749018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659418.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines Victorian poetry's preoccupation with studying the mind. It argues that Victorian poets, inheriting from their Romantic forerunners the belief that subjective thoughts and feelings ... 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


Nineteenth-Century Poetics

George Meredith

in Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300173178
eISBN:
9780300189100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173178.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes a look at the abiding aesthetic concerns of Victorian-age poetry and poetics. Are the ancients still relevant to modern poets and readers? What is the purpose of poetry? How should ... More


Conclusion: Where Do We Go From Here?

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/9781474418348.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The final chapter in the book reiterates the message of the book as a whole—the poetry of the periodical press is the poetry of the Victorian period. It suggests that one way forward is through the ... More


Victorian Poetry and the Poetics of the Literary Periodical

Caley Ehnes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474418348
eISBN:
9781474459655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418348.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian Poetry and the Poetics of the Literary Periodical considers the role of popular, commercial poetry in the development of mid-Victorian periodical culture and poetics. Focusing on the poetry ... More


Paganism and Christianism: The Victorians and Their Successors

Heather O’Donoghue

in English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199562183
eISBN:
9780191789489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562183.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapter Four examines the way in which Old Norse myth came to be interpreted as evidence of an ancient religious system, or might be allegorized to provide evidence of “Old Thought”. The seeds of ... More


Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils

M. J. Clarke, B. G. F. Currie, and R. O. A. M. Lyne (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276301
eISBN:
9780191706011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276301.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection of chapters, written by former pupils of his, celebrates the career of Jasper Griffin, one of the foremost modern scholars of classical epic. The book surveys the epic tradition from ... 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


‘Lay in Egypt's lap each borrowed crown’: Gerald Massey and Late‐Victorian Afrocentrism

Brian H. Murray

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

In A Book of Beginnings (1881) the English poet and radical Gerald Massey (1828‐1907) combined the findings of evolutionary biology with his own comparative study of language and myth to argue that ... More


Contemporary Reactions

George Meredith

in Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300173178
eISBN:
9780300189100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173178.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter compiles and consolidates the contemporary responses to Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads, responses that have ranged from negative to vehement to ... More


Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry

James Williams and Matthew Bevis (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198708568
eISBN:
9780191779527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708568.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry is the first collection of critical essays on the poetry of Edward Lear. Of all the Victorian poets, Lear has a good claim to the widest audience: admired and ... 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


Other Poetry

George Meredith

in Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300173178
eISBN:
9780300189100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173178.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes a break from the study and examination of the form and content of mid-Victorian poetry. Instead, it compiles poems that exemplify key elements of Meredith's verse: social ... More


Passion and Playfulness in the Letters of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Michael D. Hurley

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/9780748681327.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Friends since their undergraduate days at Oxford, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Robert Bridges exchanged letters for the next twenty-six years, until Hopkins’s death in 1889. Witty, whimsical and ... More


Symons at the Seaside

Nick Freeman

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/9781474435734.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The poet, critic and short story writer Arthur Symons (1865–1945) was an inveterate traveller who wrote frequently about the Channel and the North Cornish coasts in poetry and prose. During the 1890s ... More


Afterword: An Accidental Excursion

Paul Fyfe

in By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198732334
eISBN:
9780191796678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732334.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

How might the same dynamics of accident/design operate over the Victorians’ historical threshold? In different contexts than the metropolis? Or in other generic conditions of writing? As an ... 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


Critical Rhythm: The Poetics of a Literary Life Form

Ben Glaser and Jonathan Culler (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282043
eISBN:
9780823285983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282043.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This collection intervenes in recent debates over formalism, historicism, poetics, and lyric by focusing on one of literary criticism’s most important, most vested, and perhaps least well-defined or ... More


‘Some Think Him…Queer’: Loners and Love in Edward Lear

Peter Swaab

in Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198708568
eISBN:
9780191779527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708568.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Starting from an account of the continuing biographical disputes over Lear’s homosexuality, this essay explores the ramifications of sexuality and love in his work, focusing on singleness, secrets, ... More


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