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Archive for September, 2011
Poem of the Month: Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott”

As students begin their new Fall classes in Victorian poetry, I thought I’d choose Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” as my poem of the month for September, with the question: does the poem work as the first “Victorian” poem, as courses traditionally place it? What would happen if we start our Victorian poetry syllabus in […]

Poetry in the Chartist Circular

Presumably one of the more complex embodied experiences experienced by Victorian periodical readers is that strange compound of pleasurable anticipation and impatient frustration that we call expectation.  This state, marking the interval between instalments, is not unknown to us either.  There are a number of electronic resources, in various stages of development, whose completion I […]