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Archive for November, 2011
Victorian Poetry Podcasts

We’ve found some Victorian poetry podcasts that readers of VPN may find interesting and useful for teaching. Did we leave any out? How have you used podcasts for teaching? Please let us know! Poetry Podcasts by Kirsty Blair and Rhian Williams (University of Glasgow): includes podcasts on Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover” and “A Woman’s Last […]

Poem of the Month: Tennyson’s “Tears, Idle Tears”
Poem of the Month: Tennyson's "Tears, Idle Tears"

Tennyson’s lyric “Tears, Idle Tears” is often seen as the representative Victorian poem of melancholy, and particularly a melancholy without explicit object. The poem has been useful in my upper-level Victorian poetry classes to demonstrate Arthur Hallam’s key poetics essay on “poems of sensation” as opposed to “poems of reflection” (in his 1831 review of […]

What We’re Working On

We’re fortunate at VPN to have on the team three talented, hard working and enthusiastic students at different stages of their university careers. This post is their answer to the question: “What are you working on now”? A project like VPN and the Victorian Periodical Poetry Database only exists because of the dedication of these […]

CFP: The Ends of History

CFP: THE ENDS OF HISTORY, a Special Issue of Victorian Studies. In the 1980s and 1990s, literary critics and historians occupied a relatively integrated conceptual space through the rise of cultural studies and the “new historicism.” If this interdisciplinary framework was never seamless, “historicization” nonetheless represented a critical project equally palpable to history and literary criticism. The […]

CFP: Special issue of Victorian Poetry on periodical poetry

  Victorian Poetry Special Issue: Victorian Periodical Poetry Spring 2014   Edited by Alison Chapman and Caley Ehnes University of Victoria, Canada     Until recently, poetry published in Victorian periodicals was simply ignored. Dismissed as “filler”, devalued as sentimental, and denigrated as popular verse, periodical poetry languished behind serial fiction and the more respectable […]

Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century

Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century   Call for Papers   The Textual Studies team of INKE (Implementing New Knowledge Environments) wish to invite presentation proposals for Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century, June 8, 9, and 10, 2012, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada. Keynote speakers: Adriaan van der Weel (Leiden University) […]

New book on Robert Browning
New book on Robert Browning

Browning, Victorian Poetics and the Romantic Legacy: Challenging the Personal Voice by Britta Martens Taking an original approach to Robert Browning’s poetics, Britta Martens analyses his work in relation to Romanticism and an evolving Victorian poetic culture. She goes beyond reductive interpretations of Browning as a self-effacing poet to reveal a highly self-conscious, self-dramatising and […]