WorldCat Identities

Chapman, Alison 1970-

Works: 18 works in 110 publications in 1 language and 2,589 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  History  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PR591, 821.809
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alison Chapman
A companion to Victorian poetry by Richard Cronin( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Companion brings together specially commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars that reflect both the diversity of Victorian poetry and the variety of critical approaches that illuminate it." "The volume opens with an introductory essay on Victorian poetics by Carol Christ that offers a commanding overview of the whole period. The remaining contributions are organized into three parts: the first surveys the variety of schools and styles in Victorian poetry; in the second, the focus shifts from the form and content of the poetry to the means of its production and distribution; the final part positions Victorian verse in its contexts and explores its interactions with dominant cultural discourses."--BOOK JACKET
Essays and studies, 2003 : Victorian women poets( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The specially commissioned essays in Victorian Women Poets offer revisionary readings of canonical poets and bring into focus re-discovered writers. The volume both engages critically with the political and aesthetic agenda behind the project of recovery, and also presents a pioneering approach to reading poets who have slipped out of the canon. The work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti is re-assessed and given surprising and innovative literary, political and intellectual contexts that will change the way we interpret their poetry. Writers of emerging significance, such as Theodosia Garrow Trollope, Augusta Webster, Mathilde Blind, Michael Field and Margaret Veley, are given prominence in groundbreaking analysis that situates their writing within the wider debates of the period. The themes interwoven throughout the essays--literary history and canonicity, political poetics, nationhood, print culture, and genre--provide a radically new understanding of Victorian women's poetry that maps an agenda for future research
The afterlife of Christina Rossetti by Alison Chapman( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we begin to talk about Christina Rossetti in history? While she has been rapidly emerging from the shadows of New Critical neglect, in her afterlife as a historical personage and woman poet Christina Rossetti continues to haunt the reader. Yet the attempt to access the dead author (superlatively mythologised as feminine - muse, saint, virgin, sister, Jael) leads us further away from the material, historical origin of the writing. As earnestly as she is recovered, she vanishes from our critical narrative. Indeed, the signature 'Christina Rossetti' is a trope, a displaced subjectivity, emptied of history, frustrating new historical reclamations. This book constructs Christina Rossetti's afterlife in a multiple sense through an analysis of the posthumous in her work, the construction of the trope 'Christina Rossetti' by her brothers, and a reception history. The afterlife of Christina Rossetti begins by asking what it costs to give voice to silenced and neglected women poets. The study then moves through the field of her after-effects - biographies and reminiscences, visual representations, manuscript and editorial revisions, the critical consumption of 'Goblin Market' - to offer new figures of reading the signature 'Christina Rossetti' which refuse to exorcise her ghostly presence
Networking the nation : British and American women's poetry and Italy, 1840-1870 by Alison Chapman( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a micro-history of a British and American expatriate community of women poets in Florence in the years leading up to Unification, allowing readers to trace the larger history of the shift in women's poetry to a more public, political, and transnational voice
A Rossetti family chronology by Alison Chapman( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a rich range of primary source and manuscripts. A Rossetti Family Chronology breaks new ground. Focusing on Christina and Dante Gabriel, the Chronology demonstrates the interconnectedness of their friendships and creativity, giving information about literary composition and artistic output, publication and exhibition, reviews, finances, relationships, health, reading habits and gallery attendance, and detailing literary and artistic influences. The Chronology also includes full material on other immediate family members (William Michael and Maria Francesca Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal, Lucy Madox Brown), family friends (the Heimanns, Scotts and Browns), the Pre-Raphaelites and other literary and artistic friends, and consumers of the Rossettis' output (buyers, publishers, reviewers)." "Such a broad scope evinces the vibrant intellectual and artistic community in which the Rossettis lived, as well as the family's important contribution to the major artistic, literary and cultural movements of the nineteenth century. Drawing on many unpublished sources, including family letters and diaries, this new volume in the Author Chronologies series will be of value to all students and scholars of the Rossettis."--Jacket
Patrons and patron saints in early modern English literature by Alison Chapman( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book visits the fact that, in the pre-modern world, saints and lords served structurally similar roles, acting as patrons to those beneath them on the spiritual or social ladder with the word ""patron"" used to designate both types of elite sponsor. Chapman argues that this elision of patron saints and patron lords remained a distinctive feature of the early modern English imagination and that it is central to some of the key works of literature in the period. Writers like Jonson, Shakespeare, Spenser, Drayton, Donne and, Milton all use medieval patron saints in order to represent and
Elizabeth Gaskell : Mary Barton and North and South by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-American and Irish expatriate communities in Italy( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christina Rossetti and the aesthetics of the feminine by Alison Chapman( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian periodical poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macduff, Thane of Fife : history and legend by Alison Chapman( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legal epic : Paradise Lost and the early modern law by Alison A Chapman( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The seventeenth century saw some of the most important jurisprudential changes in England's history, yet the period has been largely overlooked in the rich field of literature and law. Helping to fill this gap, The Legal Epic is the first book to situate the great poet and polemicist John Milton at the center of late seventeenth-century legal history. Alison A. Chapman argues that Milton's Paradise Lost sits at the apex of the early modern period's long fascination with law and judicial processes. Milton's world saw law and religion as linked disciplines and thought therefore that in different ways, both law and religion should reflect the will of God. Throughout Paradise Lost, Milton invites his readers to judge actions using not only reason and conscience but also core principles of early modern jurisprudence. Law thus informs Milton's attempt to "justify the ways of God to men" and points readers toward the types of legal justice that should prevail on earth. Adding to the growing interest in the cultural history of law, The Legal Epic shows that England's preeminent epic poem is also a sustained reflection on the role law plays in human society. --Dust jacket
O sun that we see to be God : Swinburne's Apollonian mythopoeia by Yisrael Levin( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examines the place of Hellenism in nineteenth-century literature as a background to my discussion of Algernon Charles Swinburne's poetic treatment of Apollo, the Greek god of poetry and of the sun. My point of departure is the common view that sees the Victorians' fascination with Hellenism as representing a collective sense of dissatisfaction with Christian culture, its politics, and morality. Raised High Anglican, Swinburne was an avid and devoted believer throughout his early life. However, a spiritual crisis which he experienced during his years in Oxford in the late 1850s caused him to grow extremely critical of Christianity and eventually forsake his faith by his mid-twenties. Yet Swinburne's rejection of Christianity did not result in his rejection of spirituality. And indeed, throughout his poetic career, Swinburne searches for alternative deities that would replace the Christian God. One such deity is Apollo, who becomes a pivotal figure in Swinburne poetry starting with the 1878 publication of Poems and Ballads and in the collections that follow. Focusing on seven major poems written during a period of almost three decades, I show how Apollo serves as the main deity in an emerging Swinburnean mythology. Swinburne's Apollonian myth, I show, consists of three stages: the invocation and conceptualization of Apollo as a new god by manipulating Biblical and Classical notions of divinity; the formation of a unique Apollonian theology; and the shift toward a nihilistic agnostic vision of spirituality. Each stage, I argue, presents the development of Swinburne's thought, as well as his deep engagement with nineteenth-century debates about religion, mythography, and the reformative function of poetry. As such, my dissertation has two main purposes: first, expanding the scope of Swinburne scholarship by providing a new thematic context for his later poetry; and second, reclaiming Swinburne's place in nineteenth-century intellectual history by showing his contribution and involvement in discussions about some of the period's most central issues
Writing with "one hand for the booksellers" : Victorian Poetry and the Illustrated Literary Periodical of the 1860s by Caley Liane Ehnes( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Focusing on the poetry published in the Cornhill, Once a Week, Good Words, and the Argosy, four of the most prominent illustrated literary periodicals of the 1860s, this dissertation contends that the popular poetry found in mid-century periodicals is not only essential to our understanding of the periodical press, but also that the periodical is integral to our understanding of Victorian poetics. Each chapter examines the poetry and poetics of a single periodical title and addresses several key issues related to the publication of poetry in the periodical press: the power and influence of illustrated poetry in contemporary visual culture, the intended audience of the literary periodical and the issues that raises for editors and poets, the sociology and networks of print, and the ways in which periodical poetry participated in contemporary debates about prosody. This dissertation thus offers an alternative history of Victorian poetry that asserts the centrality of the periodical and popular poetry. In other words, it argues that without a consideration of the vital importance of periodical poetry, Victorian poetry studies is quite simply anachronistic
Anglo-American and Irish expatriate communities in Italy( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Victorian women poets( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and studies( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.51 (from 0.41 for Essays and ... to 1.00 for Essays and ...)

A companion to Victorian poetry
Alternative Names
Chapman, Alison A.

Chapman Alison A. 1970-....

English (101)

Essays and studies, 2003 : Victorian women poetsThe afterlife of Christina RossettiA Rossetti family chronologyElizabeth Gaskell : Mary Barton and North and SouthVictorian women poetsEssays and studies