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Parleying with Robert Browning: Swinburne’s Aestheticism, Blasphemy, and the Dramatic Monologue

Lyons, S.N. (2013) Parleying with Robert Browning: Swinburne’s Aestheticism, Blasphemy, and the Dramatic Monologue. In: Maxwell, Catherine and Evangelista, Stefano, eds. Algernon Charles Swinburne: Unofficial Laureate. Manchester: Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 978-0-7190-8625-0. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909), dramatist, novelist and critic was late Victorian England's unofficial Poet Laureate. Swinburne was admired by his contemporaries for his technical brilliance, his facility with classical and medieval forms, and his courage in expressing his sensual, erotic imagination. He was one of the most important Victorian poets, the founding figure for British aestheticism, and the dominant influence for fin-de-siecle and many modernist poets. This collection of eleven new essays by leading international scholars offers a thorough revaluation of this fascinating and complex figure. It situates him in the light of current critical work on cosmopolitanism, politics, form, Victorian Hellenism, gender and sexuality, the arts, and aestheticism and its contested relation to literary modernism. The essays in this collection reassess Swinburne's work and reconstruct his vital and often provocative contribution to the Victorian cultural debate.

Item Type: Book section
Additional information: Book edited by Catherine Maxwell and Stefano Evangelista;
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40629 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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