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dc.contributor.advisorHughes, Linda K.
dc.contributor.authorWoodworth, Elizabeth Delorisen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGreat Britainen_US
dc.coverage.spatialItalyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:47:11Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:47:11Z
dc.date.created2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifieretd-04272007-155039en_US
dc.identifiercat-001317667en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4031
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation includes six total chapters, one devoted to annotations for the poems in Poems Before Congress by Elizabeth Barrett Browning first published by Chapman and Hall in London, 1860. The volume has not been reprinted since that time except in a few collected works but never with substantial annotation or critical attention. Chapter 1 includes a brief introduction to the volume, information on Elizabeth Barrett Browning;s (EBB) life in Italy, and a chronology of her years in Italy. Chapters 2-4 explore various aspects of her work as a political poet. Chapter 2 examines how she claims her place among poets of the Risorgimento, suggesting the risks she took for publication and her determination to speak on political issues. Chapter 3 explores the influence of Carlylean heroics on her response to Napoleon III, and in contrast, the responses of Alfred Tennyson, Coventry Patmore, Frederick Tennyson, and Robert Bulwer Lytton in an effort to contextualize the role she assumed as Hero-Poet. Chapter 4 compares the women EBB created for Poems Before Congress (PBC) in light of Germaine de Stael's famous character Corinne from Corinne, or Italy, a novel whose influence has been traced to EBB's verse-novel, Aurora Leigh. Chapter 5 includes a brief introduction to the poems, information on the order of poems based in manuscripts, head notes for each poem and substantial annotations. Chapter 6 follows the trajectory of reception from contemporary through modern critical and scholarly response and suggests a second edition of the volume with possible contents.
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFort Worth, Tex. : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBrowning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861en_US
dc.subject.lcshBrowning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861 Criticism and interpretation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish poetry 19th century History and criticism.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish poetry Women authors History and criticism.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitics and literature Great Britain History 19th century.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBritish Italy History 19th century.en_US
dc.titlePoems before Congress by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: a critical editionen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of English
etd.degree.levelDoctoral
local.collegeAddRan College of Liberal Arts
local.departmentEnglish
local.academicunitDepartment of English
dc.type.genreDissertation
local.subjectareaEnglish
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
etd.degree.grantorTexas Christian University


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