Isobel Armstrong

Standard Name: Armstrong, Isobel


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Cultural formation Ann Hawkshaw
As the daughter of a dissenting clergyman, AH was born into an English, middle-class, and presumably white family. Her father's parents were described in one source as of respectable character and station, engaged in agricultural...
Family and Intimate relationships Emily Jane Pfeiffer
Her mother (born Emily Tilsley) was the daughter of a wealthy Montgomeryshire banker.
Miles, Alfred H. The Victorian Poets: The Bio-Critical Introductions to the Victorian Poets from A. H. Miles’s The Poets and the Poetry of the Nineteenth Century. Fredeman, William E.Editor , Garland, 1986.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Most sources agree on her mother's family name as Tilsley. However, Armstrong and Bristow cite it as Tyldesley from the ancient...
Intertextuality and Influence Felicia Hemans
Some of the poems in Records of Woman have recently been embraced by certain scholars (including Isobel Armstrong in Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics, who discusses them alongside poems by L. E. L.
Literary responses Jean Ingelow
Gladys and Her Island. (On the Advantages of the Poetical Temperament.) An Imperfect Fable with a Doubtful Moral is an allegorical poem dubbed by one early reviewer a great mistake. It has, however attracted...
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 Charlotte Mew
Among recent critics, Isobel Armstrong sees CM as a difficult figure for literary history because of her isolation: her poetry appeared in a decade when nothing of the same sort was current. Celeste Schenck puts...
Literary responses Mathilde Blind
Despite her very high reputation, particularly as a poet, in her own day, MB quickly disappeared from the literary horizon following her death. Disregard of the political aspects of her poetry led to serious misreading...
Literary responses Adelaide Procter
Notwithstanding, or indeed perhaps because of, her popularity in the Victorian period, AP 's critical reputation foundered for most of the twentieth century. A study in German by Ferdinand Janku (Adelaide Anne Procter: ihr...
Literary responses Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Critics were divided about the success of the poem, as was perhaps to be expected given EBB 's passionate embrace of Italian nationalism and her criticism of British foreign policy. The Guardian called it an...
Literary responses Carol Rumens
From this collection onwards Rumens's work consistently reached outside Britain to the experience of other countries. Scholar Isobel Armstrong has called her a European poet.
Rumens, Carol. Poems 1968-2004. Bloodaxe Books, 2004.
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Literary responses Ann Hawkshaw
Later critical readings of Dionysius the Areopagite are rare. In Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics, Isobel Armstrong describes the title poem's ostensible story of Christian conversion as featuring a vision of an egalitarian...
Reception Amy Levy
A revival began with Melvyn New 's edition in 1993 of her Complete Novels and Selected Writings.
Beckman, Linda Hunt. Amy Levy: Her Life and Letters. Ohio University Press, 2000.
Although AL 's poetry is comparatively slighted in this edition, her work has been regularly included...
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 Ann Hawkshaw
AH 's work has been sporadically reprinted. She is one of the poets included in Annie Hone 's 1891 collection The Children's Casket: Favourite Poems for Recitation, along with Jean Ingelow , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Reception Ann Hawkshaw
Isobel Armstrong , in a rare recent comment on AH (which attributed to her strong working-class connections), has judged her exceptional
Armstrong, Isobel. Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics. Routledge, 1993.
in producing orthodox-seeming work with unusual subtexts.
Armstrong, Isobel. Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics. Routledge, 1993.
Another notable exception to...


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