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Archive for January, 2012
Poetry, Ladies and Slang; or, when is Bushy just a dog?
Poetry, Ladies and Slang; or, when is Bushy just a dog?

As part of my completion of a book on the expatriate network of British and American women poets in Italy in the mid-nineteenth century, I’ve been looking again at the poetry of Isa Blagden. A poem I’d bypassed originally now intrigues me some more. But I’m not sure what to make of it. The poem […]

The Cultural Place of George Eliot’s Poetry: Special Issue of George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Studies

The Victorian Poetry Network will be happy to hear about the September 2011 issue (60-61) of George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Studies dedicated to George Eliot’s poetry. Edited by Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi, the special issue consists of articles by both young and well-established scholars including Isobel Armstrong, Alexis Easley, Charles LaPorte, Kathleen McCormack, Katherine Newey, Linda H. […]

Poem of the Month: Christina Rossetti’s “Who has seen the wind?”
Poem of the Month: Christina Rossetti's "Who has seen the wind?"

  Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling The wind is passing thro’. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their heads The wind is passing by. My five-year-old son asked me yesterday what made the wind. This was […]

Dickens’ Bicentenary: Why the Fuss?
Dickens' Bicentenary: Why the Fuss?

We are entering the era of Victorian bi-centenaries. Robert Browning’s 200th birthday is on 7 May. Edward Lear follows close behind on 12 May. And then there’s Charles Dickens, who reaches his bi-centenary on 7 February. But I expect you already know that, because celebrations on his behalf have been going on for a while […]