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Victorian Poetry

In this course, Professor Valentine Cunningham (University of Oxford) explores Victorian Poetry, looking specifically at the poetry of Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Thomas Hardy. As we move through the course, we think about five key concepts in Victorian poetry: firstly, the use of repetition; secondly, presence and absence; thirdly, sadness and melancholy; fourthly, self and selfhood; and fifthly, self-reflexivity.


In this module, we focus on the concept of repetition in Victorian poetry, looking in particular at ‘Echo’ by Christina Rossetti and ‘Maud’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson, among other poems.

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Prof. Valentine Cunningham

Prof. Valentine Cunningham

University of Oxford