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Poem of the Month: Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott”

As students begin their new Fall classes in Victorian poetry, I thought I’d choose Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” as my poem of the month for September, with the question: does the poem work as the first “Victorian” poem, as courses traditionally place it? What would happen if we start our Victorian poetry syllabus in […]

The Bothie of Toper-Na-Fuosich as Transatlantic Poem

Taking my cue from Alison Chapman’s fascinating blog about Toru Dutt as well as other transnational 19th-century poetry associated with Britain (I studiously avoid “Victorian” for the nonce), I want to approach Arthur Hugh Clough’s 1848 Bothie of Toper-Na-Fuosich in analogous terms.  The Bothie is transnational in its very setting and plot.  It turns on […]