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Armstrong, Isobel

Works: 89 works in 401 publications in 3 languages and 13,334 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans  History  Novels  Biography  Drama  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works by Isobel Armstrong
Victorian glassworlds : glass culture and the imagination 1830-1880 by Isobel Armstrong( )

20 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,580 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 1,549 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 thirteen substantial reviews, principally devoted to the poetry of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold and Clough. Dr. Armstrong's own long Introduction serves equally as an indispensable preliminary guide to the fundamentals of Victorian criticism and as an authoritative summing-up of the debate on poetics conducted at large in the body of the book by the Victorians themselves. Detailed bibliographies for further reading are provided at the end of each main section
The major Victorian poets : reconsiderations by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 1,275 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 1,261 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 1,258 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 )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-Century Women Poets is a major new anthology, selecting widely from writings produced in a period that has traditionally been associated with relatively few eminent female poets. Opening with Anna Laetitia Barbauld's petition to William Wilberforce and ending with the myth-making Irish writers of the Celtic revival, Nineteenth-Century Women Poets rediscovers rich and diverse female traditions. The anthology presents the work of over one hundred women writers. Besides featuring distinguished middle-class poets such as Felicia Hemans, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Christina Rossetti, the collection presents work by authors such as Maria Jane Jewsbury, Augusta Webster, and Michael Field, whose significance is only now becoming apparent. It achieves range and depth by reprinting poems by working-class, colonial, and political poets, in addition to very substantial selections from the work of major figures. The collection draws on first editions wherever possible
The life and poems of Anne Hunter : Haydn's tuneful voice by Caroline Grigson( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 789 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
New feminist discourses : critical essays on theories and texts by New feminist discourses( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 691 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 )

19 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language as living form in nineteenth-century poetry by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 465 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 402 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 Undetermined and held by 391 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 )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 264 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
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a poor cousin, Fannie Price, comes to live at the estate of the sophisticated Bertram family, she suffers from the condescension of her haughty relatives and from the hopeless love she bears for their youngest son. Life becomes even more complicated when she is forced into a rivalry with a charming and vivacious newcomer. Fannie will have to question her most cherished beliefs about herself and her world as she struggles to make a home for herself. Displaying Austen's characteristic irony and perception, Mansfield Park delivers a scathing attack on social conventions that earned it a reputation as her most controversial novel
Jane Austen, Sense and sensibility by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 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 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 85 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
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 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 (280)

German (2)

Italian (1)