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“‘Conceive Her Free’: Representations of Death and Natural Communion in the Poetry of Michael Field and Christina Rossetti

Underneath the Bough, revised and decreased edition. By Michael Field. From the collection of Field scholar Henri Locard, with his extensive penciled annotations and notes on inserted slips. London; New York: Printed by George Bell and Sons (1893). (Armstrong Browning Library 19Cent X…

A Poet in Progress: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Poetic Development from “A Vision of Poets” to Aurora Leigh

First edition of A Drama of Exile: and Other Poems (or its British title, Poems). By Elizabeth Barrett Browning. New York, 1844. Two volumes, “A Vision of Poets” the lead poem of the second volume. (Browning Guide C0025, ABL Rare X 821.82 S…

Condemning Cruelty Against Creatures: Christina Rossetti’s Anti-Vivisection Perspective in Time Flies: A Reading Diary

Rossetti, Christina. Time Flies: A Reading Diary. London: Society for Promoting Christian          Knowledge, 1890. (ABLibrary 19thCent BV4832 .R74 1890) Rare Item Analysis: Condemning Cruelty Condemning Cruelty Against Creatures: Christina Rossetti’s Anti-Vivisection Perspective in Time Flies: A Reading Diary By Bryanne Mahon In a…

February 24th: Tyson Stolte on Dickens and Victorian Psychology

Tyson Stolte, Associate Professor of English at New Mexico State University, will speak on Dickens and Victorian Psychology on Friday, February 24th at 3:30 PM in the Armstrong Browning Library Lecture Hall.

February 15: Reading Group, “Schopenhaur as Educator”

Dr. Miner, professor of philosophy at Baylor University, will facilitate a discussion of an essay by Nietzsche called “Schopenhaur as Educator” from his collection Untimely Meditation. This book is available through the Baylor library in ebook form. If you are having trouble accessing it, please email 19crs@baylor.edu.…

“The full-veined, heaving, double-breasted Age”: Viewing EBB’s Poetic Aspiration in the Light of Early Reviews of Aurora Leigh and Two Letters

Reviews Aytoun, William Edmondstoune. Review of Aurora Leigh, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Detached from Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 81, no. 495 (Jan. 1857). Edinburgh: William Blackwood, pp. 23-41. ABL Periodicals Rare. https://www.browningscorrespondence.com/reviews/196/?rsId=254144. Review of Craigcrook Castle, by Gerald Massey, and Aurora Leigh, by…

Realigning the Apostle: J.W. Whittaker’s Sermon to the Chartists

J.W. Whittaker’s Sermon to the Chartists ABLibrary 19thCent OVZ BX5133.W542x D7 1839 Realigning the Apostle: J.W. Whittaker’s Sermon to the Chartists By Kristyn Drew Woytkewicz Introduction In 1839, proponents of Chartism, a working-class movement which argued for universal male suffrage and parliamentary reform, began staging…

Responses to In Memoriam: Early Comparisons of Tennyson through the Dialogue of Victorian Letters

Letters: 1. 13 December 1850 Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford 2. 19 July 1871 Edward Dowden to Elizabeth Dickinson West 3. 25 September 1882 James Martineau to Roden Noel Letter #1 is held in the Browning Letters Digital Collection of the…

Beyond the Threshold: Death, Nature, and Religious Life in Hopkins’s Response(s) to Rossetti’s “The Convent Threshold”

Goblin Market and Other Poems. By Christina Rossetti. With two designs by D. G. Rossetti. London: Printed by Macmillian and Co., Henrietta Street (1862).(ABLibrary 19thCent PR5237.G6 1862) ABL Women Poets Collection. Beyond the Threshold: Death, Nature, and Religious Life in Hopkins’s Response(s) to Rossetti’s…

Flexibility and Rigidity in Anglican Devotional Texts: The Book of Common Prayer and A Guide to the Holy Eucharist

A Guide to the Holy Eucharist. By William J.E. Bennet. Two Volumes. London: Printed by W.J. Cleaver, 1842. (Armstrong Browning Library, Anthem Archive: ABL Rare X 264.036 B472g 1843) The Book of Common Prayer and the Administration of Sacraments and Other Rites and…