Tennyson and Victorian Periodicals

6 Tennyson was an 2 Robin L. Inboden, “The 'Valour of Delicate Women': The Domestication of Political Relations in Tennyson's Laureate Poetry,” Victorian Poetry 36:2 (Summer 1998), 207. 3 Adrienne Munich, Queen Victoria's Secrets (New ...

Author: Kathryn Ledbetter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317046242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 154

This is the first book-length study of Tennyson's record of publication in Victorian periodicals. Despite Tennyson's supposed hostility to periodicals, Ledbetter shows that he made a career-long habit of contributing to them and in the process revealed not only his willingness to promote his career but also his status as a highly valued commodity. Tennyson published more than sixty poems in serial publications, from his debut as a Cambridge prize-winning poet with "Timbuctoo" in the Cambridge Chronicle and Journal to his last public composition as Poet Laureate with "The Death of the Duke of Clarence and Avondale" in The Nineteenth Century. In addition, poems such as "The Charge of the Light Brigade" were shaped by his reading of newspapers. Ledbetter explores the ironies and tensions created by Tennyson's attitudes toward publishing in Victorian periodicals and the undeniable benefits to his career. She situates the poet in an interdependent commodity relationship with periodicals, viewing his individual poems as textual modules embedded in a page of meaning inscribed by the periodical's history, the poet's relationship with the periodical's readers, an image sharing the page whether or not related to the poem, and cultural contexts that create new meanings for Tennyson's work. Her book enriches not only our understanding of Tennyson's relationship to periodical culture but the textual implications of a poem's relationship with other texts on a periodical page and the meanings available to specific groups of readers targeted by individual periodicals.

Alfred Tennyson

Although earlier poets such as Geoffrey Chaucer have been described as laureates, the official position was established in 1668, when John Dryden received the accolade. Tennyson became Poet Laureate in 1850 upon the death of William ...

Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476673217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

View: 991

Alfred Tennyson was a poet all his life, writing more than a thousand works in virtually every poetic genre. Considered by his Victorian contemporaries the pre-eminent poet of the age, he has become a canonical figure who is widely read and studied today. Consequently, his poems appear on the syllabi of both survey courses in Victorian literature as well as upper-division and graduate-level topics courses that cover Victorian studies or address subjects such as environmental studies, religion, elegiac poetry, and Arthurian literature. This companion makes Tennyson's poetry accessible to contemporary readers by identifying some of the formal elements of the poems, highlighting their relevance to Tennyson's Victorian contemporaries, and explaining their enduring appeal and value. Entries in the companion, organized alphabetically, provide essential details about Tennyson's most anthologized poems, offer suggestions for reading and interpretation, and elucidate unfamiliar historical and literary allusions. Additional entries, a biography of Tennyson, and a selected bibliography of recent criticism offer information about the people, places, events, and issues that influenced Tennyson or were important to him and his contemporaries.

Tennyson s Name

Identity and Responsibility in the Poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson Anna Barton ... 36 Tucker, Tennyson and the Doom of Romanticism, p. 389. 37 Ibid., p. ... Tennyson: The Victorian Laureate Immortalized«, Mortality 7 (2002), pp. 247¥68).

Author: Anna Barton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351895699

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 271

Seeking to understand Tennyson's poetry as the work of a man concerned with making and then living up to one of the most famous names in Victorian literature, Anna Barton offers close readings of Tennyson's major works. From his obscure beginning as 'A.T.', one of two anonymous brothers, to the height of his success, when he held the impressive title 'Alfred Lord Tennyson, DCL, Poet Laureate', the development of Tennyson's career took place in a period increasingly aware that a name could command considerable cultural capital. In the marketplace goods were sold on the strength of their brand name; in the press the battle for signed articles was fought and won; and in Victorian drawing rooms young ladies collected the autographs of family and friends and pasted them into scrap books. From his early lyrics to his Arthurian Idylls, Barton argues, the laureate's keen sense of professional identity forced him to grapple with modern concerns about the ethics of print in order to establish his own responsible poetic.

The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Tennyson

Two significant reappraisals were published in 1962: Valerie Pitt's Tennyson Laureate and Joanna Richardson's The Pre-Eminent Victorian. Of various biographies published in the later years of the twentieth century, the most important is ...

Author: V. Purton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230244947

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

View: 919

Tennyson is the most important English poet of the Victorian age. He knew its key figures and was deeply involved in its science, religion, philosophy and politics. The Palgrave Literary Dictionary for the first time gives easily accessible information, under more than 400 headings, on his poetry, his circle, the period and its contexts.

Tennyson Echoing Wordsworth

... family as an heirloom'.66 Tennyson took over the mantle of the Laureateship from Wordsworth in 1850, then, by wearing robes 'borrowed' from Wordsworth. On becoming Laureate, Tennyson was keen to pay Wordsworth his due respect, ...

Author: Thomas Jayne Thomas

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474436900


Page: 208

View: 600

Uncovering Wordsworth's influence on TennysonThis book explores Tennyson's poetic relationship with Wordsworth through a close analysis of Tennyson's borrowing of the earlier poet's words and phrases, an approach that positions Wordsworth in Tennyson's poetry in a more centralised way than previously recognised. Focusing on some of the most representative poems of Tennyson's career, including 'The Lady of Shalott', 'Ulysses' and In Memoriam, the study examines the echoes from Wordsworth that these poems contain and the transformative part they play in his poetry, moving beyond existing accounts of Wordsworthian influence in the selected texts to uncover new and revealing connections and interactions that shed a penetrating light on Tennyson's poetic relationship with his Romantic predecessor.Key FeaturesFirst book-length study of Tennyson's poetic relationship with WordsworthBy focusing on echoes or parallel passages, book reevaluates Tennyson's poetic relationship with Wordsworth Reveals Wordsworth as the lynchpin of Tennyson's poetryRecalibrates critical estimates of Tennyson as poet, Poet Laureate and Post-Romantic poet

Tennyson and the Fabrication of Englishness

72 Tennyson wrote on13March 1872:'Astowriting Odesonthe Prince'srecovery was not the peoplethe best poet laureate andtheir shoutsthetruestsong?' AT Letters, III, p. 26. 73 Matthew Rowlinson, 'The Ideological Momentof Tennyson's ...

Author: M. Sherwood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137288906

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 210

Through an examination of Tennyson's 'domestic poetry' - his portrayals of England and the English - in their changing nineteenth-century context, this book demonstrates that many of his representations were 'fabrications', more idealized than real, which played a vital part in the country's developing identity and sense of its place in the world.

The Smiling Muse

4 The Laureates Alfred : Tennyson and Austin DURING THE PERIOD WE ARE SURVEYING , EN- the poet , published collections of these drawings gland's two poets laureate were Alfred Tennyson , are either rare or nonexistent .

Author: Jerold Savory

Publisher: Associated University Presses

ISBN: 9780879825010

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

View: 974

The Reception of Alfred Tennyson in Europe

Schmitt notes that '[i]n Germany, there are certain prejudices against poets laureate which are not unwarranted' ('In Deutschland hat man gegen Hofdichter ein nicht unbegründetes Vorurteil') (1853, 906). Cf. also Jähne: 'Tennyson's ...

Author: Leonee Ormond

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350012521

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

View: 106

Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) has often been considered a particularly British writer in part as his official post as Poet Laureate inevitably committed him to a certain amount of patriotic writing. This volume focuses on his impact on the continent, presenting a major scholarly analysis of Tennyson's wider reception in different areas of Europe. It considers reader and critical responses and explores the effect of his poetry upon his contemporaries and later writers, as well as his influence upon illustrators, painters and musicians. The leading international contributors raise questions of translation and publication and of the choices made for this purpose along with the way in which his ideas and style influenced European writing and culture. Tennyson's reputation in Anglophone countries is now assured, following a decline in the years after his death. This volume enables us to chart the changes in Tennyson's European reputation during the later 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Tennyson s Characters

Tennyson Laureate ( London : Barrie and Rockliff , 1962 ) , p . 30 . , monologue , " but I am less persuaded by. 7. This challenge was issued by James Spedding in his review of Tennyson's Poems of 1842 , Edinburgh Review , 77 ( 1843 ) ...

Author: David Goslee

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587290916

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 307

View: 986

Tennyson s Camelot

“A Bibliographical History of Alfred Tennyson's Idylls of the King.” Studies in Bibliography, 26, 1973, 192-218. Pitt, Valerie. Tennyson Laureate. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1962. Poston, Lawrence, III.

Author: David Staines

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554587948

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 860

As the principal narrative poem of nineteenth-century England, Tennyson's Idylls of the King is an ambitious and widely influential reworking of the Arthurian legends of the Middle Ages, which have provided a great body of myth and symbol to writers, painters, and composers for the past hundred years. Tennyson's treatment of these legends is now valued as a deeply significant oblique commentary on cultural decadence and the precarious balance of civilization. Drawing upon published and unpublished materials, Tennyson's Camelot studies the Idylls of the King from the perspective of all its medieval sources. In noting the Arthurian literature Tennyson knew and paying special attention to the works that became central to his Arthurian creation, the volume reveals the poet's immense knowledge of the medieval legends and his varied approaches to his sources. The author follows the chronology of composition of the Idylls, allowing the reader to see Tennyson's evolving conception of his poem and his changing attitudes to the medieval accounts. The Idylls of the King stands, ultimately, as the poet's own Camelot, his legacy to his generation, an indictment of his society through a vindication of his idealism.