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Armstrong, Isobel

Works: 99 works in 413 publications in 3 languages and 13,384 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Essays  Conference papers and proceedings  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PR593, 821.809
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Isobel Armstrong
Victorian glassworlds : glass culture and the imagination 1830-1880 by Isobel Armstrong( )

21 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isobel Armstrong's book tells the stories that spring from the mass-production of glass in 19th-century England. Moving across technology, industry, local history, architecture, literature, print culture, the visual arts, optics, and philosophy, it will transform our understanding of the Victorian period
Victorian scrutinies: reviews of poetry, 1830-1870 by Isobel Armstrong( )

13 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years covered by this volume high Victorian poetry reached it's prolific peak and stimulated a corresponding abundance of critical comment. As poets turned to new themes and new modes of presenting them, critics sought to redifine the function of poetry in their time and nowhere with greater immediacy and sense of the cultural issues at stake than in the periodicals. Two occasions when discussion was particularly lively - in relation to Tennyson's early poems and Arnold's 1853 Preface - are here used by Dr. Armstrong as focal points and with them in mind she has selected and annotated t
The major Victorian poets : reconsiderations by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Tennyson, Robert Browning, Matthew Arnold, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and A.E. Clough
Robert Browning by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian poetry : poetry, poetics, and politics by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian Poetry is a major re-evaluation of the genre by one of the foremost scholars of the period. In a work that is uniquely comprehensive, Isobel Armstrong demonstrates the sophistication of Victorian poetry and rescues it from its longstanding image as a moralised form of romantic verse'. For the first time, familiar middle-class male poets, such as Tennyson, Swinburne, Hopkins and Browning, are related to female and working-class poets. For the first time also, the aesthetics and politics of Victorian poetry, both conservative and radical, are brought together in a sustained historical discussion. Armstrong's analysis is theoretically astute and challenges some of the major issues in contemporary criticism in a way that is clear and unassuming. Re-reading Victorian poetry from the midst of contemporary literary criticism, this volume constitutes a landmark in the appreciation and understanding of Victorian literature
Nineteenth-century women poets : an Oxford anthology by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chronological span of the anthology provides a unique perspective on women's poetry from the late-Romantic period to the Victorian fin-de-siecle. The editorial commentary and headnotes supply biographical details, document the activities and publications of individual poets, examine the political formations and cultural groupings to which these writers belonged, and describe the print media which made the development of their work possible, in particular the minority journals that allowed them a voice
New feminist discourses : critical essays on theories and texts( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays van jonge Britse schrijfsters uit de disciplines literatuurwetenschap, (kunst)geschiedenis, psycho-analyse, post-structuralisme. Bindend thema is het debat over gender en seksuele differentie. (O.a. Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West, Angela Carte, Aphra Behn, William Hodges et al.)
Arthur Hugh Clough by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

20 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and poems of Anne Hunter : Haydn's tuneful voice by Caroline Grigson( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Home Hunter (1741-1821) was one of the most successful song writers of the second half of the eighteenth century, most famously as the poet who wrote the lyrics of many of Haydn's songs. However, her work, which included many more serious, lyrical and romantic poems has been largely forgotten. This book contains over 200 poems, some published in her life-time under her married name 'Mrs John Hunter', some attributed only to 'a Lady', and most importantly many transcribed from her manuscripts, which are now collected for the first time
Language as living form in nineteenth-century poetry by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's poetry, late Romantic to late Victorian : gender and genre, 1830-1900 by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and German and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first collection to make a comprehensive study of nineteenth-century women's poetry from late Romantic to late Victorian 'new woman' writers. Eighteen essays consider the gendered codes and genres developed by sophisticated poets. The feminine subject and marketing, a woman's tradition, lesbian desire, war, race, colonial experience, religion and science are themes of the collection, featuring, as well as the familiar Christina Rossetti and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, other poets such as 'L.E.L.', Felicia Hemans, Amy Levy and Augusta Webster
The radical aesthetic by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's poetry in the Enlightenment : the making of a canon, 1730-1820 by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of twelve critical essays on women's poetry of the eighteenth century and enlightenment is the first to range widely over individual poets and to undertake a comprehensive exploration of their work. Experiment with genre and form, the poetics of the body, the politics of gender, revolutionary critique, and patronage, are themes of the collection, which includes discussions of the distinctive projects of Mary Leapor, Ann Yearsley, Helen Maria Williams, Joanna Baillie, Charlotte Smith, Anna Barbauld and Lucy Aikin
Novel politics : democratic imaginations in nineteenth-century fiction by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Novel Politics' aims to change the current consensus of thinking about the nineteenth-century novel. This assumes that the novel is structured by bourgeois ideology and morality, so that its default position is conservative and hegemonic. Such critique comes alike from Marxists, readers of nineteenth-century liberalism, and critics making claims for the working-class novel, and systematically under-reads democratic imaginations and social questioning in novels of the period. To undo such readings means evolving a new praxis of critical writing. Rather than addressing the explicitly political and deeply limited accounts of the machinery of franchise and ballot in texts, it is important to create a poetics of the novel that opens up its radical aspects."--Dust jacket
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen, Sense and sensibility by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English economis'd : English and British higher education in the eighties : essays and studies 1989( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has English as a subject been totally 'economis'd'? Are terms like literature, art, criticism, values, redundant in this utilitarian, reductionist period? Martin Dodsworth, chairman of the English Association, raises these issues in editing and introducing the current volume of Essays and Studies. Professor Dodsworth points to the radical changes taking place in British schools, notably the implementation of the National Curriculum, the greater emphasis on language, and likely broadening of A Levels. He asks how higher education will cope with the wider range of likely entrants, given the severe staffing and resource cuts it has recently suffered. The essays which comprise the bulk of the book explore the options which exist or may exist within the current contraints. Several contributors - Isobel Armstrong, Daniel Lamont, and Roger Sell -- emphasise the centrality of language, now seen more often as a cultural practice than as the medium of literature, the traditional concern of English departments. Ronald Carter sees the new linguistic focus as changing and broadening British university syllabuses, and Michael Irwin discusses the new interdisciplinary studies which take this process further. Lyn Pykett argues for greater involvement in school English on the part of universities, while Peter Corbin's account of research into English graduates' career progress helps to set the subject in its national context. -- from back cover
Form and feeling in modern literature : essays in honour of Barbara Hardy by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays, short stories and poems by eminent creative writers, critics and scholars from three continents celebrate the literary achievements of Barbara Hardy, the foremost exponent of close critical reading in the latter half of the twentieth century and today. Her work, as the essays in the volume bear witness, encompasses 19th and 20th century British fiction, poetry, and Shakespeare. In addition to an introduction outlining and assessing Hardy's career and writing, there is an extensive bibliography of her work. Comparatively short, concise essays, stories and poems by twenty distinguished hands express the eclectic nature of Barbara Hardy's work and themselves form a many-faceted critical/creative gathering. Form and Feeling moves away from the traditional festschrift to create an innovative critical genre that reflects the variety and nature of its subject's work. In addition to Barbara Hardy's own writing, authors and subjects treated include Anglo-Welsh poetry, nineteenth century fiction, Margaret Atwood, Wilkie Collins, Ivy Compton Burnet, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, G.M. Hopkins, Wyndham Lewis, George Meredith, Alice Meynell, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Shakespeare, and W.B. Yeats, amongst others."
Critical dialogues : current issues in English studies in Germany and Britain( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every man will shout : an anthology of modern verse by Roger Mansfield( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems selected to appeal to teenagers. Not confined to poems originally written in English. A number of the poems are written by secondary school students.; Poetry in themes: Animals - Harvest - Farming - Night - Christmas - Sea - War - Death - Hiroshima - Birds
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Victorian poetry : poetry, poetics, and politics
Victorian scrutinies: reviews of poetry, 1830-1870The major Victorian poets : reconsiderationsVictorian poetry : poetry, poetics, and politicsNineteenth-century women poets : an Oxford anthologyThe life and poems of Anne Hunter : Haydn's tuneful voiceLanguage as living form in nineteenth-century poetryWomen's poetry, late Romantic to late Victorian : gender and genre, 1830-1900The radical aesthetic
Alternative Names
Isobel Armstrong British writer

Isobel Armstrong Brits dichteres

Isobel Armstrong escritora britânica

English (281)

German (2)

Italian (1)