Tennyson Among the Poets: Bicentenary Essays

Tennyson Among the Poets Bicentenary Essays Published to mark the bicentenary of Alfred Tennyson s birth these essays offer an important revaluation of his achievement and its lasting importance After several years in which the temper of criti

  • Title: Tennyson Among the Poets: Bicentenary Essays
  • Author: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst Seamus Perry
  • ISBN: 9780199557134
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Published to mark the bicentenary of Alfred Tennyson s birth, these essays offer an important revaluation of his achievement and its lasting importance After several years in which the temper of criticism has been largely political and often hostile towards Tennyson in particular a number of influential recent accounts of Victorian poetry have rediscovered the virtues oPublished to mark the bicentenary of Alfred Tennyson s birth, these essays offer an important revaluation of his achievement and its lasting importance After several years in which the temper of criticism has been largely political and often hostile towards Tennyson in particular a number of influential recent accounts of Victorian poetry have rediscovered the virtues of a closer style of reading and the benefits and pleasures of an approach that, without at all ignoring social and cultural contexts, approaches them through a primary alertness to textual detail and literary history This volume, including entirely commissioned work by a wide range of critics and scholars from across the profession in both Britain and North America, seeks to bring such forms of attention to bear on the immense variety of Tennyson s career by exploring the complex and multiple connections between Tennyson and other writers his predecessors, his contemporaries, and his successors Collectively, the essays describe an intricate network of affiliation and indebtedness, resistance and reconciliation They provide a unique assessment of Tennyson s origins, work, and imaginative legacy as he enters upon his third century.

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    1. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst Seamus Perry

      Robert Douglas Fairhurst is a Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he has been since 2002.Prior to that date his background was Pembroke College, Cambridge BA 1990 , MA 1994 , PhD 1998 Procter Visiting Fellow, Princeton University, 1991 1992 Junior Research Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 1995 1996 Fellow and Tutor, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1996 2002 He writes on 19th century literature, with an emphasis on Charles Dickens and Alfred Lord Tennyson.He is also a regular reviewer and features writer for the Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, Guardian, TLS, Art Newspaper, and THES and writes a monthly column for the Oxford Times In the past few years he has also as a historical advisor on the BBC adaptations of Jane Eyre 2006 , Emma 2009 , and Great Expectations 2011.

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