Victorian Women Poets, Paperback

Victorian Women Poets Paperback

Part of the Longman Critical Readers series


Through her selection of fourteen essays, Tess Cosslett charts the rediscovery by feminist critics of the Victorian Women Poets such as Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, and the subsequent developments as critics use a range of modern theoretical approaches to understand and promote the work of these non-canonical and marginalised poets.

While the essays chosen for this volume focus on these three major figures, work is also included on less well-known poets who have only recently been brought into critical prominence.

The introduction clarifies for the reader the themes, problems and preoccupations that inform the criticism and provides a useful guide to the debates surrounding poetry and feminism, investigating such questions as, how feminist are these poems, and does a women s tradition really exist?

The advantages and disadvantages of applying different critical approaches, such as psychoanalytic and historicist, to the understanding of this period and genre are also fully explored.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 296 pages, notes, further reading, index
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
  • ISBN: 9780582276499



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