The Poetry Of Robert Browning by Britta MartensThe Poetry Of Robert Browning by Britta Martens

The Poetry Of Robert Browning

byBritta Martens

Paperback | September 9, 2016

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Robert Browning's pre-eminent status amongst Victorian poets has endured despite the recent broadening of the literary canon. He is the main practitioner of the period's most important poetic genre, the dramatic monologue, while his engagement with many aspects of nineteenth-century culture makes him a key figure in the wider field of Victorian studies.

This stimulating introduction to Browning criticism provides an overview of the major responses to the poets work over the last two hundred years. It offers an insightful guide to criticism from various theoretical perspectives, elucidating Brownings participation in Victorian debates about aesthetics, history, politics, religion, gender and psychology.

Britta Martens is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of the West of England, UK. She has published articles and essays on Brownings poetry and is the author of Browning, Victorian Poetics and the Romantic Legacy: Challenging the Personal Voice (2011). She co-edited the Browning Bicentenary issue of Victorian Poetry (Winter 2...
Title:The Poetry Of Robert BrowningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pagesPublished:September 9, 2016Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230273327

ISBN - 13:9780230273320


Table of Contents

Introduction: Changing Perspectives in Browning Criticism
1. Romanticism: Browning and Shelley
2. Romanticism: Debt and Defiance
3. The Dramatic Monologue: Form and the Reader
4. The Dramatic Monologue: Causes and Context
5. Aesthetics: Realism and the Grotesque
6. Love and Gender Relations
7. Historical and Geographical Distancing
Conclusion: Browning at 200 and Beyond