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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 […]

New Publications on Victorian Poetry

The latest issue of Victorian Poetry, for Summer 2014 (52.2), contains the following essays: Gregory Tate, “Infinite Movement: Robert Browning and the Dramatic   Travelogue” Lakshmi Krishnan, “Robert Browning and the Intelligent Use of Anger in The Ring and the Book“ Charlotte Boyce, “‘Mighty through thy Meats and Drinks am I’: The Gender Politics of […]

Special Issue of Victorian Poetry on Periodical Poetry

Victorian Poetry has just issued a special number, edited by myself and Caley Ehnes, on periodical poetry (Spring 2014, 52: 1). Contents: Alison Chapman and Caley Ehnes, “Introduction” Brain Maidment, “Imagining the Cockney University: Humorous Poetry, the March of Intellect and the Periodical Press 1820-1860” Michele Martinez, “Creating an Audience for a British School: L. […]

Why poetry in Chambers’s Journal matters
Why poetry in Chambers's Journal matters

The Database of Victorian Periodical Poetry is currently completing the indexing and scanning of the weekly Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal (which, after 1854, a change to monthly publication, and re-location to London, was re-titled Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Arts, and which changed again in 1898 to Chambers’s Journal). By the end of March 2014 […]