Angela Leighton

Standard Name: Leighton, Angela


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Cultural formation Augusta Webster
She came from a presumably white family with mixed English, Scottish, and French background on her mother's side, which also had strong literary connections. There is dispute among critics as to how far she was...
Friends, Associates Rosamund Marriott Watson
According to Angela Leighton , the social scandal that erupted in the wake of RMW 's adultery and second divorce not only created a rift in private between the writer and many of her friends...
Intertextuality and Influence Felicia Hemans
Wordsworth in 1837 revised his existing Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg to include a stanza describing FH as that holy Spirit / Sweet as the spring, as ocean deep.
Wordsworth, William. The Complete Poetical Works of Wordsworth. Editor George, Andrew J., Houghton Mifflin.
Although his...
Literary responses Constance Naden
William R. Hughes provided for the Midland Naturalist a review of this book which CN called kind.
Hughes, William Richard et al. Constance Naden: A Memoir. Bickers and Son.
. The Woman's World (edited by Oscar Wilde ) gave the book one of its several...
Literary responses Bessie Rayner Parkes
Parkes acknowledged that she considered poetry not as an intellectual luxury but a very real national influence.
Gleadle, Kathryn. The Early Feminists. Macmillan.
Perhaps taking that as a hint, anthologists Angela Leighton and Margaret Reynolds note that BRP 's poetry...
Literary responses Bessie Rayner Parkes
Leighton and Reynolds suggest that this poem, together with Barrett Browning 's Aurora Leigh, is one of the few bold attempts to tackle the woman question in verse and it is clearly influenced by...
Literary responses Henrietta Euphemia Tindal
After languishing for more than a century, HET 's work has reappeared in the anthology of Victorian women poets edited by Angela Leighton and Margaret Reynolds .Leighton compares her unsentimenal poems on childbirth and motherhood...
Literary responses Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The first monograph feminist studies of EBB were by Helen Cooper , 1988, and Angela Leighton ,1989. Other significant studies have appeared by Deirdre David (in Intellectual Women and Victorian Patriarchy, 1987), Glennis Stephenson (later Byron)
Literary responses Augusta Webster
Since the 1990s, AW 's critical star has been rising rapidly. She is now regularly included in Victorian poetry anthologies and has had substantial critical articles and book chapters devoted to her by scholars including...
Literary responses Harriet Hamilton King
Hickey noted of these poems that we have the delight in beauty, in beauty for its own sake; the revelling in the wonder of flowers, which Mrs. King can write of as very few can...
Literary responses L. E. L.
Feminist critics have been more apt to see LEL as responding in a range of ways to the wrongs of her sex, if only to the extent that, in Angela Leighton 's analysis, these form...
Reception Constance Naden
Recently her writing has been included in Victorian Women Poets: an Anthology, edited by Margaret Reynolds and Angela Leighton , 1995; in Nineteenth-Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology, edited by Isobel Armstrong ,...
Reception Michael Field
As Katharine had feared, once MF 's true identity became known, their work received less attention, and critical enthusiasm waned.
Blain, Virginia, editor. Victorian Women Poets: A New Annotated Anthology. Longman.
Angela Leighton argues that Field's insistence on publishing largely unperformable verse tragedies
Leighton, Angela. Victorian Women Poets: Writing Against the Heart. University Press of Virginia.
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 L. S. Bevington
Poems, Lyrics, and Sonnets also muses on the incompatibility of feminism and religion. LSB likens marriage to slavery (that most common of first-wave feminist motifs) in Bees in Clover. She uses poetic repetition and...


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Leighton, Angela. “’Because Men Made the Laws’: the Fallen Woman and the Woman Poet”. New Feminist Discourses, edited by Isobel Armstrong, Routledge, 1992, pp. 342-60.
Leighton, Angela. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Indiana University Press, 1986.
Leighton, Angela. “The Poetry”. The Cambridge Companion to the Brontës, edited by Heather Glen, Cambridge University Press, 2002, pp. 53-71.
Leighton, Angela, and Margaret Reynolds, editors. Victorian Women Poets: An Anthology. Blackwell, 1995.
Leighton, Angela. Victorian Women Poets: Writing Against the Heart. University Press of Virginia, 1992.