By F. Elizabeth Gray
Women within the Victorian interval have been said to be the "religious sex," yet their courting to the doctrines, practices, and hierarchies of Christianity used to be either hugely circumscribed, which has been good documented, and complexly inventive, which has now not. grey visits the significance of the literature of Christian devotion to women's artistic lives via an exam of the various ways that Victorian girls reproduced and recreated conventional Christian texts of their personal poetic texts. Investigating how ladies poets redeployed the discourse of Christianity to discover the a number of voices of the scriptures, to extend id and gender structures, and to query conventional narratives and strategies of authorization, grey contends that girls present in spiritual poetry unforeseen, freeing percentages. taking into consideration a number of voices, from the best-known woman poets of the day to a few of the main vague, this research presents a entire account of Victorian women's spiritual poetic creativity, and argues that this physique of labor assisted in shaping the improvement of the lyric within the Victorian period.
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Christian and Lyric Tradition in Victorian Women’s Poetry (Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature) by F. Elizabeth Gray