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The poems of Elizabeth Siddal in context

Anne Woolley


The book considers all of Elizabeth Siddal’s poems in the contemporary critical context of the ongoing retrieval and re-evaluation of nineteenth-century women’s poetry. More significantly, it close reads the texts alongside those of five male authors, Dante Rossetti, Swinburne, Tennyson, Ruskin and Keats, who were either personally known to her or were a source of influence or inspiration. Modern scholarship has tended to include female voices in single-sex anthologies which stress their unique collective contribution but shield them from comparison with the much larger male canon, which denie ... More

Keywords: Keats, nineteenth-century women’s poetry, Pre-Raphaelites, Rossetti, Ruskin, Siddal, Swinburne, Tennyson, Victorian art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781526143846
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526143853


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Woolley, author
Keele University