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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Special issue of Victorian Poetry: Robert Browning among the Victorians – and After

Next year’s summer issue of Victorian Poetry (2012, 50.2) will celebrate the Bicentenary of Browning’s birth. The issue will contain a roundtable discussion on the state of Browning studies involving Isobel Armstrong, Sandra Donaldson, Daniel Karlin, Warwick Slinn, Herbert Tucker and John Woolford. The editors, Mary Ellis Gibson and Britta Martens, are looking forward to […]

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 […]