An "Idle Singer" and his audience

A study of William Morris's poetic reputation in England, 1858–1900

Author: Delbert R. Gardner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 141

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Victorian Poetry

Poetry, Poetics and Politics

Author: Isobel Armstrong

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 556

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In Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics, Isobel Armstrong rescued Victorian poetry from its longstanding sepia image as ‘a moralised form of romantic verse' and unearthed its often subversive critique of nineteenth-century culture and politics. In this uniquely comprehensive and theoretically astute new edition, Armstrong provides an entirely new preface that notes the key advances in the criticism of Victorian poetry since her classic work was first published in 1993. A new chapter on the alternative fin de siècle sees Armstrong discuss Michael Field, Rudyard Kipling, Alice Meynell and a selection of Hardy lyrics. The extensive bibliography acts as a key resource for students and scholars alike.

Evening Street Review Number 31

Autumn 2021

Author: Barbara Bergmann

Publisher: Evening Street Press


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 180

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Evening Street Review is centered on the belief that all men and women are created equal, that they have a natural claim to certain inalienable rights, and that among these are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. With this center, and an emphasis on writing that has both clarity and depth, it practices the widest eclecticism. Evening Street Review reads submissions of poetry (free verse, formal verse, and prose poetry) and prose (short stories and creative nonfiction) year-round. Submit 3-6 poems or 1-2 prose pieces at a time. Payment is one contributor’s copy. Copyright reverts to author upon publication. Response time is 3-6 months. Please address submissions to Editors, 2881 Wright St, Sacramento, CA 95821-4819. Email submissions are also acceptable; send to the following address as Microsoft Word or rich text files (.rtf): [email protected] For submission guidelines, subscription information, published works, and author profiles, please visit our website:

To Build a Shadowy Isle of Bliss

William Morris's Radicalism and the Embodiment of Dreams

Author: Michelle Weinroth

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP


Category: Poetry

Page: 372

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To Build a Shadowy Isle of Bliss casts new light on the political radicalism and social thought of nineteenth-century artist, author, and revolutionary, William Morris. Standing on the cusp of a new wave of scholarship, this book presents an exciting convergence of views among internationally renowned scholars in the field of Victorian Studies. Balancing variety and unity, this collection reappraises Morris’s concept of social change and asks how we might think beyond the institutions and epistemologies of our time. Though the political significance of Morris’s creative work is often underestimated, the essays in this volume showcase its subtlety and sophistication. Each chapter discerns the power and novelty of Morris’s radicalism within his aesthetic creations and demonstrates how his most compelling political ideas bloomed wherever his dexterous hand had been at work - in wallpapers, floral borders, medievalist romances, and verse. Morris's theory and practice of aesthetic creation can be seen as the crucible of his entire philosophy of social change. In situating Morris's radicalism at the heart of his creative legacy, and in reanimating debates about nineteenth-century art and politics, To Build a Shadowy Isle of Bliss challenges and expands received notions of the radical, the aesthetic, and the political.

Teaching William Morris

Author: Jason D. Martinek

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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A prolific artist, writer, designer, and political activist, William Morris remains remarkably powerful and relevant today. But how do you teach someone like Morris who made significant contributions to several different fields of study? And how, within the exigencies of the modern educational system, can teachers capture the interdisciplinary spirit of Morris, whose various contributions hang so curiously together? Teaching William Morris gathers together the work of nineteen Morris scholars from a variety of fields, offering a wide array of perspectives on the challenges and the rewards of teaching William Morris. Across this book’s five sections—“Pasts and Presents,” “Political Contexts,” “Literature,” “Art and Design,” and “Digital Humanities”—readers will learn the history of Morris’s place in the modern curriculum, the current state of the field for teaching Morris’s work today, and how this pedagogical effort is reaching well beyond the college classroom.

Chaucer at Large

The Poet in the Modern Imagination

Author: Steve Ellis

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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Offered as part of the sexcentenary commemoration of Chaucer's death, this very readable study examines Chaucer's impact on the academic and non-academic worlds of the 19th and 20th centuries. Chronological chapters assess Chaucer's impact on the Pre-Raphaelites, on W B Yeats, on Edwardian children's stories and on post-World War One authors. Ellis also considers modern translations and contrasts the relationship between academia's interest in Chaucer and his representation in the media and in historical fiction since the Second World War.

No Idle Singer

A Study of the Poems and Romances of William Morris

Author: Carole G. Silver




Page: 522

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William Morris and the Aesthetic Constitution of Politics

Author: Bradley J. Macdonald



Category: History

Page: 175

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In this book, Bradley Macdonald offers a brilliant reappraisal of one of the most influential and revered British intellectuals of the Victorian age. William Morris was, by turns, an artist, writer, social critic, and political radical. Here, Macdonald focuses on the interplay between Morris' aesthetic vision and his socialist ideology. He argues compellingly that, because these two sides of Morris' personality have generally been examined by art or literary historians and social theorists respectively, their integral relationship has often been lost sight of.