Victorian Women Poets

Victorian Women Poets

Edited by Alison Chapman

Hardback
$70.00

D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Specially commissioned essays offer revisionary readings of canonical poets and bring into focus rediscovered writers.
The specially commissioned essays in Victorian Women Poets, written by scholars from Britain and North America, offer revisionary readings of canonical poets and bring into focus re-discovered writers. The volume both engages critically with the political and aesthetic agenda behind the project of recovery, and also presents a pioneering approach to reading poets who have slipped out of the canon. The work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti is re-assessed and given surprising and innovative literary, political and intellectual contexts that will change the way we interpret their poetry. Writers of emerging significance, such as Theodosia Garrow Trollope, Augusta Webster, Mathilde Blind, Michael Field and Margaret Veley, are given prominence in groundbreaking analysis that situates their writing within the wider debates of the period. The themes interwoven throughout the essays - literary history and canonicity, political poetics, nationhood, print culture, and genre - provide a radically new understanding of Victorian women's poetry that maps an agenda for future research.
JOSEPH BRISTOW, SUSAN BROWN, GLENNIS BYRON, ALISON CHAPMAN, NATALIE M. HOUSTON, MICHELE MARTINEZ, PATRICIA PULHAM, MARJORIE STONE. ALISON CHAPMAN lectures in English literature at the University of Glasgow.

Details

May 2005
5 black and white illustrations
213 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Essays and Studies
ISBN: 9780859917872
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DS
BISAC LCO010000, LAN005000
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Table of Contents

'Such jewels - delights - perfect loves': Victorian Women Poets and the Annuals - Patricia Pulham
Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Garrisonians: 'The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point', the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society and Abolitionist Discourse in the Liberty Belland Abolitionist Discourse in the Liberty Bell - Marjorie Stone
The Expatriate Poetess: Nationhood, Poetics and Politics - Alison Chapman
Rethinking the Dramatic Monologue: Victorian Women Poets and Social Critique - Glennis Byron
Christina Rossetti's Petrarca - Michele Martinez
'A still and mute-born vision': Locating Mathilde Blind's Reproductive Poetics - Susan Brown
Towards a New History: Fin-de-Siècle Women Poets and the Sonnet - Natalie M Houston
Reassessing Margaret Veley's Poetry: The Value of Harper's Transatlantic Spirit - Joseph Bristow

Reviews

Should interest all scholars of Victorian poetry. The essays are complex yet clearly written, enhancing their usefulness to students as well as scholars. PRE-RAPHAELITE STUDIES
The standout essays engage most intensely with questions of poetic tradition and literary history. Recommended. CHOICE
The excellent essays in this collection explore the ways in which writers participated in and shaped the literary marketplace, engaged with transatlantic and transnational literature and politics, and argued fiercely for social justice. This book distinguishes itself from its predecessors by stressing the breadth of contexts for these poets' work. VICTORIAN STUDIES

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