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19th-Century Digital Humanities Working Group
19th-Century Digital Humanities Working Group

At THATCamp2011, here at UVic (10-11 May 2011), I facilitated a session on Nineteenth-Century DH, during which we talked about creating a possible discussion forum for those working specifically in the area. I’m working on a circulation list of interested people, so if you’d like to be included please let me know. And if you […]

New article round-up

Here’s a round-up of some recent essays on or relating to Victorian poetry. If anyone has seen a publication not listed here, or would like to announce their own publication, please let me know (or go ahead and make your own post). Women’s Studies 40: 4 (2011) is a special issue on 19th-Century Women Writers […]

Conference Review: Modes of Transport: Travel Writing and Form, 1780-1914
Conference Review: Modes of Transport: Travel Writing and Form, 1780-1914

Poetry played a significant role in the conference Modes of Transport: Travel Writing and Form, 1780-1914, held at King’s College, London, on 26 and 27 May 2011. Kathryn Walchester’s paper “Treading in Man’s [Textual] Footsteps: Nineteenth-Century British Women Travel Writers in Norway” charted a shift from citations of poetry as a way of validating travel […]

Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration
Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration

From time to time at VPN we plan to bring you news and information about digital tools that help with the teaching and research of Victorian poetry. One resource that I recently encountered is the Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration, based at Cardiff University, which provides searchable images of almost 900 literary illustrations published in and […]

More on Victorian Prosody special issues

Yisrael Levin has already announced to VPN readers his forthcoming special issue of Victorian Poetry, co-edited with Meredith Martin, on Victorian prosody.┬áThis issue is paired with another forthcoming special issue in The Hopkins’ Quarterly for Winter-Spring 2011 (vol. 38, nos 1-2) on Hopkins and prosody. I thought readers would like a sneak preview of the […]

Poem of the Month: May

Christina Rossetti, “May” I cannot tell you how it was, But this I know: it came to pass Upon a bright and sunny day When May was young; ah, pleasant May! As yet the poppies were not born Between the blades of tender corn; The last egg had not hatched as yet, Nor any bird […]

The allure of Keats’s grave
The allure of Keats's grave

Poems on Keats’s grave proliferated in the nineteenth century like the flowers (and, later, feral cats) that populated his resting place. In her study Poetical Remains: Poets’ Graves, Bodies, and Books in the Nineteenth Century, Samantha Matthews points out that the graves of Keats and Shelley, situated near one another in the Cimiterio Acattolici (or […]

Poem of the Month April

Robert Browning, “Home-Thoughts, from Abroad” 1 Oh, to be in England 2 Now that April’s there, 3 And whoever wakes in England 4 Sees, some morning, unaware, 5 That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf 6 Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf, 7 While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough 8 […]

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Why Toru Dutt matters: networking Victorian Poetry

Who do we read when we read Victorian poetry in our classrooms, for our research and even (yes, even) in our leisure time? Perhaps you might think that the debate has been settled somewhat by the magisterial Victorian poetry print anthologies published by Broadview, Blackwell and Oxford University Press, among others. But what happens with […]