Victorian Literature

Edited by John Batchelor

Yearbook of English Studies 36.2

Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association

1 January 2006  •  298pp

ISBN: 1-904350-47-X (paperback)

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In this volume some of the foremost literary scholars working in Victorian studies have been brought together to contribute a series of seventeen new essays. The topics include such centrally canonical figures as Dickens, George Eliot, and Matthew Arnold, and lesser-known figures including Thomas Lovell Beddoes, Anne Thackeray Ritchie, and the ‘Spasmodic’ poets. Taken together, this collection presents representative findings from some of the best research currently underway in the rich field of Victorian Literature.

Reviews:

  • ‘This lively collection deserves to be read not only by specialists but by students in need of an accessible introduction to the breadth of canonical Victorian literature.’ — Matthew Beaumont, Times Literary Supplement 36.2, 2007, 24

Contents:

v-viii
Editor's Preface
John Batchelor
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1-16
Ancient or Modern, 'Ancient and Modern': The Victorian Hymn and the Nineteenth Century
J. R. Watson
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17-34
The Victorian Sonnet, from George Meredith to Gerard Manley Hopkins
Stephen Regan
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35-50
On Being Second-Rate: The Skeleton Art of Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Daniel Karlin
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51-64
Dickens and the Idea of the Comic Novel
Andrew Sanders
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65-77
'Who Wants Authority?': Ruskin as a Dissenter
Dinah Birch
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78-95
Alfred Tennyson: Problems of Biography
John Batchelor
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96-108
Browning's Painters
Laurence Lerner
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109-124
'The Burden of Ourselves': Arnold as a Post-Romantic Poet
Michael O'Neill
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125-138
Clough's Difficulties
Francis O'Gorman
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139-152
George Eliot and the Idea of Travel
John Rignall
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153-168
Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Old Masters
Leonee Ormond
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169-179
The Trouble with Comfort: Christina Rossetti, John Ruskin, and Leafy Emotion
Emma Mason
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180-196
Swinburne's Spasms: 'Poems and Ballads' and the 'Spasmodic School'
Kirstie Blair
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197-211
'In Her Father's Steps She Trod': Anne Thackeray Ritchie Imagining Paris
Elisabeth Jay
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212-229
The Laws of Hospitality: Liberty, Generosity, and the Limits of Dissent in William Morris's 'The Tables Turned' and 'News from Nowhere'
Marcus Waithe
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230-244
'Lovers and Philosophers at Once': Aesthetic Platonism in the Victorian 'Fin de Siècle'
Stefano Evangelista
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245-258
Quarrels and Coteries in the 1890s
John Sloan
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259-263
Retexts: A Review Article
Christopher Smith
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264-268
Revising the Late Victorian and Early Modernist Canon: A Review Article
Jane Thomas
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269-270
Review of R. Clifton Spargo, The Ethics of Mourning: Grief and Responsibility in Elegiac Literature
Michael Wheeler
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270-271
Review of Antonella Braida, Dante and the Romantics
Jeremy Tambling
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271-272
Review of Robin Jarvis, The Romantic Period: The Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature 1789-1830
Megan Hiatt
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272-273
Review of Arthur Bradley, Alan Rawes, Romantic Biography
Simon Bainbridge
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273-274
Review of Richard Dellamora, Friendship's Bonds: Democracy and the Novel in Victorian England
Valerie Sanders
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274-275
Review of Terence Dawson, The Effective Protagonist in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel: Scott, Brontë Eliot, Wilde
Marcus Waithe
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275-277
Review of Algernon Charles Swinburne, Terry Meyers, The Uncollected Letters of Algernon Charles Swinburne
Catherine Maxwell
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277-278
Review of Patrick Bridgwater, De Quincey's Gothic Masquerade
Marcus Waithe
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279-280
Review of Mark Knight, Chesterton and Evil
Bernard Bergonzi
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280-281
Review of Vincent Sherry, The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War
Geneviève Brassard
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281-282
Review of Phyllis Lassner, Colonial Strangers: Women Writing the End of the British Empire
Faye Hammill
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282-283
Review of Tom Lutz, Cosmopolitan Vistas: American Regionalism and Literary Value
Susan Castillo
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Bibliography entry:

Batchelor, John (ed.), Victorian Literature (= Yearbook of English Studies, 36.2 (2006))

First footnote reference: 35 Victorian Literature, ed. by John Batchelor (= Yearbook of English Studies, 36.2 (2006)), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Batchelor, p. 47.

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Batchelor, John (ed.). 2006. Victorian Literature (= Yearbook of English Studies, 36.2)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Batchelor 2006: 21).

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