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CFP: The Uses of Religion in 19th Century Studies

Teaching Victorian Poetry and Print Culture

Currently, in my undergraduate Victorian poetry class, students are beginning to devise research essays based on print holdings in the library. And by research essay I really mean research. Students are required to devise a research question based on the syllabus, and then conduct library research that relates to the contemporary print publication of the […]

CFP: Augusta Webster (special issue of Victorian Poetry)

CFP: Special Issue of Victorian Poetry (Spring 2017) on Augusta Webster Guest Editor: Patricia Rigg Please consider submitting an essay for a special edition of Victorian Poetry devoted to Augusta Webster. Writing prolifically across genres, Webster produced dramatic and lyric poetry, verse drama, long and short fiction, and translations of Aeschylus and Euripides. She contributed […]

Inaugural Poems in Victorian Periodicals

New or re-launched Victorian periodicals often published as their very first item, in their very first issue, a poem to define the “personality”, ideological orientation, and readership community¬†of the title. These inaugural poems emphasized the cultural value of poetry to the periodical,¬†a value that enhanced the periodical’s claim to literary prestige and also the serial’s […]