The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry by Matthew BevisThe Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry by Matthew Bevis

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

EditorMatthew Bevis

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'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as bothshaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements--'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions andwriters (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures andchallenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poeticrepresentation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for thoseinterested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication--provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.
Matthew Bevis is a University Lecturer and Fellow in English at Keble College, Oxford. He is the author of The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce (OUP, 2007) and Comedy: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2012). He is the editor of Some Versions of Empson (OUP, 2007).
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Title:The Oxford Handbook of Victorian PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:912 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:March 23, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Matthew Bevis: Introduction: At Work with Victorian PoetryForm2. . Michael Hurley: Rhythm3. . Derek Attridge: Beat4. . Robert Douglas-Fairhurst: Address5. . Matthew Campbell: Rhyme6. . Garrett Stewart: Diction7. . Isobel Armstrong: Syntax8. . Herbert Tucker: StoryLiterary Landscapes9. . Isobel Hurst: Victorian Poetry and The Classics10. . Matthew Townend: Victorian Medievalisms11. . Erik Gray: Victorian Miltons12. . Bharat Tandon: Victorian Shakespeares13. . Michael O Neill: The Romantic Bequest: Arnold and Others14. . Elisa New: American Intersections: Poetry in the United States 1837-190115. . Peter Robinson: The Poetry of Modern Life: On the Pavement16. . Adam Piette: Modernist Victorianism17. . David Wheatley: Dispatched Dark Regions Far Afield and Farther : Contemporary Poetry and VictorianismReadings18. . Caroline Levine: Rhyme, Rhythm, Violence: Elizabeth Barrett Browning on Slavery19. . Ruth Padel: Tennyson: Echo and Harmony, Music, and Thought20. . Ross Wilson: Browning's Balancing Acts21. . Hugh Haughton: Edward Lear and 'The fiddlediddlety of representation'22. . Michael Wood: Crime and Conjecture: Emily Bronte's Poems 23. . Adam Phillips: Arthur Hugh Clough: The Reception and Conception of Amours de Voyage24. . Jane Wright: Matthew Arnold, Out of Time 25. . Andrew Elfenbein: Modern Men and Women: Meredith's challenge to Browning26. . J. B. Bullen: Raising The Dead: Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Willowwood sonnets 27. . Constance Hassett: Christina Rossetti: Ravens, Cockatoos and Range28. . Marcus Waithe: William Barnes: Views of Field Labour in Poems of Modern Life29. . Clive Wilmer: Dreaming Reality: The Poetry of William Morris30. . Mark Ford: City of Pain: The Poetry of James Thomson31. . Emily Harrington: Augusta Webster: Time and The Lyric Ideal32. . Simon Jarvis: Swinburne: The Insuperable Sea33. . Seamus Perry : Hardy's Imperfections34. . Martin Dubois: Hopkins's Beauty35. . Linda K. Hughes: Michael Field (Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper): Sight and Song and Significant Form36. . Meredith Martin: Alice Meynell, Again and Again37. . Janet Gezari: Housman's Difficulty 38. . Peter Howarth: Rudyard Kipling plays the Empire39. . Peter McDonald: Victorian Yeats 40. . Tim Kendall: The Passion of Charlotte Mew The Place of Poetry41. . Samantha Matthews : Marketplaces 42. . Stephanie Kuduk Weiner: Inner Space: Bodies and Minds 43. . Anna Henchman: Outer Space: Physical Science 44. . Rolf Lessenich: City and Street 45. . Catherine Maxwell: In The Artist's Studio 46. . Francis O Gorman : On Not Hearing: Victorian Poetry and Music 47. . Kirstie Blair: Church Going48. . Justin Quinn: Irish Poetry in the Victorian Age 49. . Joe Phelan: Empire and Orientalisms50. . James Williams: Comic Verse51. . Danny Karlin: 'The song-bird whose name is Legion': Bad Verse and its Critics