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The politics of review essays; or, Recent work on Victorian Women Poets

I’ve just completed my annual Year’s Work review essay in Victorian Poetry on women poets (excluding Christina Rossetti and Barrett Browning, who are each dealt with by other reviewers), to be published in the Fall of 2012, and considering criticism published in 2011. Writing academic review essays is a curious hybrid business, a mixture of providing […]

“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 […]

The Long Nineteenth Century: Where Have the Women Poets Gone?

It started in 1994. Catherine Reilly produced an anthology of Victorian women’s poetry, a loving, scholarly, wide-ranging, sometimes eccentric, but always arresting collection of over sixty poets. She went well beyond the routine inclusion of Christina Rossetti and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. She was the first editor to anthologize Amy Levy, and the first to grasp […]

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 […]