By F. Elizabeth Gray
Women within the Victorian interval have been stated 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 artistic, which has now not. grey visits the significance of the literature of Christian devotion to women's inventive lives via an exam of the numerous ways that Victorian ladies reproduced and recreated conventional Christian texts of their personal poetic texts. Investigating how girls poets redeployed the discourse of Christianity to discover the a number of voices of the scriptures, to extend identification and gender structures, and to query conventional narratives and strategies of authorization, grey contends that girls present in spiritual poetry unforeseen, freeing percentages. considering a number of voices, from the best-known woman poets of the day to a couple of the main imprecise, this examine offers a finished 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