Nanora Sweet

Standard Name: Sweet, Nanora


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Family and Intimate relationships Felicia Hemans
Captain Alfred Hemans left his wife, FH , near the time of his youngest son 's birth, for a short stay in Rome which turned into a permanent desertion.
Scholars are virtually unanimous in portraying...
Literary responses Felicia Hemans
A stained-glass window was erected by subscription in honour of FH in 1865 at St Ann's Church, Dublin, where she is buried. A Felicia Hemans poetry prize is awarded annually for the best lyrical...
Reception Felicia Hemans
Nevertheless, the Romantic Circles Electronic Edition of this poem edited by Nanora Sweet and Barbara Taylor represents it as a much more open and indeed sceptical text than FH 's own comment suggests, and subtitles...
Reception Felicia Hemans
FH was slow to register on the radar of recuperative feminist critics. Cora Kaplan was an early exception in her anthology Salt and Bitter and Good, 1975.Margaret Homans in her early attempt to...
Textual Features Felicia Hemans
The poem is written in heroic couplets, reflecting its ambition. As Nanora Sweet argues, it represents Italy as a fallen woman, offering a sense of history as record of the mutability of empire.
Sweet, Nanora. “History, Imperialism, and the Aesthetics of the Beautiful: Hemans and the Post-Napoleonic Moment”. At the Limits of Romanticism: Essays in Cultural, Feminist, and Materialist Criticism, edited by Mary Favret and Nicola J. Watson, Indiana University Press, 1994, pp. 170 - 84.


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