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CFP: Object Lessons: The Victorians and the Material Text

Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens Object Lessons: The Victorians and the Material Text  A special issue edited by Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Lisa Surridge Building on Caroline Levine’s 2006 call for a new “strategic formalism,” this special Fall 2016 issue of Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens (https://cve.revues.org) will feature ten to fifteen articles that foreground the relation […]

Forthcoming: The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature

CFP: Augusta Webster (special issue of Victorian Poetry)

CFP: Special Issue of Victorian Poetry (Spring 2017) on Augusta Webster Guest Editor: Patricia Rigg Please consider submitting an essay for a special edition of Victorian Poetry devoted to Augusta Webster. Writing prolifically across genres, Webster produced dramatic and lyric poetry, verse drama, long and short fiction, and translations of Aeschylus and Euripides. She contributed […]

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. […]

Measuring popularity

Tomorrow, 4 October 2013, is National Poetry Day in the UK. This is the beautiful, lyrical, and arresting animation made by Leo Crane to celebrate the 2013 theme of water:   Water, Water: National Poetry Day 2013 from Leo Crane on Vimeo. While there are many festivities planned (see here), what most struck me in […]

Victorian Periodical Poetry anthology?

We have some summer plans at VPN to move forward with the next phase of the database. We are finalizing out dataset, thanks to the hard work of RAs and a work study, and ready to work with the sample of Victorian periodical poetry we have indexed and curated. Caley Ehnes and I are choosing […]

New Anthology of Victorian Prose
New Anthology of Victorian Prose

Congratulations to my UVic colleagues Lisa Surridge and Mary Elizabeth Leighton on the publication of their wonderful new Broadview Anthology of Victorian Prose, 1832-1901!    

Swinburne Project update

[The following is posted on behalf of John Walsh] I am pleased to announce a new edition of the online Algernon Charles Swinburne Project <http://www.swinburneproject.org/>, with a new design, architecture, and most importantly, a great deal of new content. This new edition includes over 440 documents (poems, essays, reviews, visualizations, etc.). Some highlights of the […]

Call for Protest: Inaccurate, Unfair Assessment of Robert Browning

VPN readers will recall Robert Browning’s bi-centenary this year, and the recent flurry of events organized to mark this important occasion advertised on this website: see here for the round-up post (including news of two major international conferences), here for a blog post calling for more attention to poetry in this bi-centenary year for Browning and […]

More Robert Browning Bicentenary Celebrations

Following the cfp of the Browning conference at the ABL this autumn, here is a round-up of events that are being organized through The Browning Society: 10 March: AGM of The Browning Society, preceded by a visit to Carlyle’s House in Chelsea, London, and followed by a lecture by David Sorenson on Carlyle and Browning […]

“I meant to find Her when I came”: Emily Dickinson in Manhattan

I meant to find Her when I came— Death—had the same design— But the Success—was His—it seems— And the Surrender—Mine— (Emily Dickinson, #718) The exhibition of Emily Dickinson materials currently on view at the Poets House appears modest at first glance. It’s comprised of several letters, an inscribed copy of Adam Bede, a handful 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 […]

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 […]

Conference on the Dramatic Monologue

Reassessing the Dramatic Monologue in the 19th and 20th Centuries: Browning, Before, Beyond Royal Holloway, University of London 28-30 June 2012 Organized by the London Browning Society in collaboration with Royal Holloway, University of London, the University of Westminster and the University of the West of England. Supported by the British Association of Victorian Studies […]

New books on Anglo-Indian Poetry

New Books Announcement from  Ohio University Press VICTORIAN STUDIES • SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE From Mary Ellis Gibson: Indian Angles English Verse in Colonial India from Jones to Tagore “Meticulously resuscitating a mostly illegible and invisible archive, Gibson’s comprehensive study of English-language poetry written in and about India should dramatically transform the postcolonial canon. Emphasizing the […]

Hot off the press: “Rhyme, Rhythm, and the Materiality of Poetry” in Victorian Studies

Victorian Studies for Spring 2011 is just out, and it contains a fascinating section on poetry: Adela Pinch, “Rhyme’s End” (on Mary Elizabeth Coleridge) Beth Newman, “Alice Meynell, Walter Pater, and Aestheticist Temporality” Naomi Levine, “Trebled Beauty: William Morris’s Terza Rima” Stephen Arata, “Rhyme, Rhythm, and the Materiality of Poetry: Response”

CFP: Victorian Media

[This CFP is circulated on behalf of Lisa Surridge] The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada invites proposals for a conference on Victorian Media. The conference, hosted by the University of Victoria, will be held from 26-28 April 2012 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We seek proposals for papers that focus on the theme of […]

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 […]

Review: The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

For Victorianists who have been obsessing for years over certain aesthetically-inclined artistic figures in late-Victorian Britain, The Cult of Beauty exhibition at the V&A is a dream come true. Crammed into two large sectioned rooms with stunning works by such artists as Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Moore, and Leighton, the exhibition offers a sumptuous feast for the […]

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 […]

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. This 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 […]

Victorian Prosody: Special Issue of Victorian Poetry

Followers of this blog will be happy to hear about the summer 2011 issue (49.2) of Victorian Poetry dedicated to Victorian prosody. Edited by Meredith Martin and Yisrael Levin, it consists of articles by both young and well-established scholars including Linda K. Hughes, Caroline Levine, Herbert Tucker, Jason Hall, Hazel Hutchinson, Jason Rudy, and Ben […]