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Alice Meynell, Again and Again  

Meredith Martin

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This article examines the poetry and essays of Alice Meynell. It first considers the poem, ‘A Modern Poet’ (1875), which illustrates both her ambivalence about women’s poetry and her own ... More

American Intersections: Poetry in the United States 1837–1901  

Elisa New

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This article traces the history of American poetry in the Victorian period, which witnessed the birth, maturity, and demise of American poetic culture. In 1837, American poetry was in its ... More

Augusta Webster: Time and the Lyric Ideal  

Emily Harrington

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
By focusing on her long narrative poem Yu-Pe-Ya’s Lute, this article examines Augusta Webster’s commitment to poetic forms that hybridize lyric and narrative. Well-known as a woman poet ... More

Beat  

Derek Attridge

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This article is concerned with the skilful use made by Victorian poets of the four-beat line with varied offbeats and a strong, easily grasped rhythm, sometimes known as ‘dolnik’ verse. ... More

The Borderers (1796–1842)  

Frederick Burwick

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Jan 2015
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Nov 2015
Wordsworth returned to the 1796 draft of The Borderers in 1842. In revising the play, he confronted again the two problems that aggravated the original composition: 1) how was ... More

Browning’s Balancing Acts  

Ross Wilson

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
Robert Browning’s poem, The Ring and the Book (1868–69), reflects on the difficulty of balancing evidence and argument that is essential to just judgement. This article examines Browning’s ... More

Christina Rossetti: Ravens, Cockatoos, and Range  

Constance W. Hassett

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This article takes a new look at Christina Rossetti’s poetry, suggesting that the prevailing characterization of her lyric style, admired as ‘unemphatic’ by Arthur Symons in ‘Miss ... More

Church Going  

Kirstie Blair

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This article focuses on Victorian poetry and religion in the nineteenth century. It discusses the fantasy of the church as reflected in popular religious poems by writers from various ... More

City and Street  

Rolf P. Lessenich

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This article examines city poetry in the Victorian period. Throughout the period city poetry largely remained what it had been in the Romantic era–a matter of changing visual selections ... More

Coleridge and European Literature  

Matthew Scott

This article examines the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in relation to European literature. Coleridge was a literary enthusiast throughout his life, gobbling up a diverse diet of ... More

Coleridge and Language Theory  

James C. McKusick

This article examines the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in relation to language theory. It argues that Coleridge's speculation on linguistic universals anticipates Noam Chomsky's theory ... More

Coleridge and Philosophy  

Christoph Bode

This article examines the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge relevant to philosophy. It suggests that although Coleridge did not leave behind an original, coherent philosophical system or a ... More

Coleridge and Plagiarism  

Andrew Keanie

This article examines the issues of plagiarism in the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It explains that the sources of Coleridge's writings have long fascinated critics. Coleridge's ... More

Coleridge and Science  

Eric G. Wilson

This article examines the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge relevant to science. It explains that Coleridge, for most of his adult life, had been an assiduous student of several scientific ... More

Coleridge and Shakespeare  

Charles Mahoney

This article examines the role of Samuel Taylor Coleridge as a critic of William Shakespeare. It discusses the loss of Coleridge's notebook for the Lectures on the Principles of Poetry, ... More

Coleridge and The Arts  

Julian Knox

This article examines the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge relevant to arts. It highlights his efforts to attain fluency in the language of the visual arts, but also to bring the visual ... More

Coleridge and The English Poetic Tradition  

Christopher R. Miller

This article examines the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in relation to the English poetic tradition. It suggests that Coleridge advanced the tradition envisioned by Thomas Gray by ... More

Coleridge and Wordsworth: Collaboration and Criticism from Salisbury Plain to Aids to Reflection  

Richard Gravil

This article examines the collaboration and ‘symbiosis’ of English poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. It explains that this celebrated friendship involved intimate and ... More

Coleridge as a Theologian  

Douglas Hedley

This article examines the work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge relevant to theology. It explains that despite being mostly known in literature, Coleridge was primarily a theologian, and that he ... More

Coleridge as Editor: The Watchman and the Friend  

Michael John Kooy

This article examines the career of Samuel Taylor Coleridge as editor of The Watchman and The Friend. It suggests that although these journals were produced in very different political ... More

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