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Chapman, Alison 1970-

Works: 13 works in 81 publications in 1 language and 2,127 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Biography  Chronology 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR591, 821.809
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A companion to Victorian poetry by Richard Cronin ( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 718 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
Victorian women poets ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 443 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 )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 337 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
Unfolding the south : nineteenth-century British women writers and artists in Italy ( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Correcting traditional male-centred accounts, this text responds to recent developments in the fields of literary criticism and art history and covers a range of women who were inspired by Italy's monumental past and revolutionary struggle for identity
A Rossetti family chronology by Alison Chapman ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 162 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."--BOOK JACKET
Patrons and patron saints in early modern English literature by Alison Chapman ( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 147 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 )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anglo-American and Irish expatriate communities in Italy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christina Rossetti and the aesthetics of the feminine by Alison Chapman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays and studies ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Christina Rossetti and the aesthetics of the feminine : submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow, October 1995 by Alison Chapman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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
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Chapman, Alison A., 1970-
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