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Networking the Nation: British and American Women's Poetry and Italy, 1840–1870

Alison Chapman


This book uncovers the British and American expatriate community in Italy, and especially Florence, in the decades leading up the Unification of Italy (the Risorgimento). The women poets who lived in Italy and campaigned for Italian independence through their diverse writing (including poetry, journalism, reviews, serial fiction, and travel writing), as well as in their salons and their spiritualist experiments, strove to reconfigure women’s poetry into an active agent of public, political change, despite the risk involved in challenging the conventional category of the ‘English Poetess’, and ... More

Keywords: Victorian women’s poetry, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Florence, Risorgimento, Anglo-Italian, periodical poetry, political poetics, literary history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198723578
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723578.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison Chapman, author
Associate Professor, University of Victoria