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Full-Length Texts

  • The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2b: The Victorian Age.
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh. Norton Critical Edition.
  • George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss. Penguin Classics.
  • Charles Dickens, Hard Times. Norton Critical Edition.

Reserve Texts

  • Ellen Moers on the Myth of Corinne from Literary Women: Chapter 6, "Heroinism: A Necessary Introduction" (pp. 113-21), and Chapter 9, "Performing Heroinism: The Myth of Corinne" (pp. 173-210).
  • Excerpts from Germaine de StaŽl, Corinne, Or Italy: Chapters 1-3 (pp. 5-48).
  • Excerpts from Walter Scott, Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since: Volume I, Chapters XX-XXIII (pp. 95-113).
  • L.E.L. (Letitia Elizabeth Landon), The Improvisatrice.
  • Felicia Hemans, from Records of Woman.
  • Critical articles on myths of Corinne: Anne K. Mellor, "Distinguishing the Poetess from teh Female Poet" in Approaches to Teaching British Women Poets of the Romantic Period, ed. Behrendt and Linkin; Ellen Peel and Nanora Sweet, "Corinne and the Woman as Poet in England: Hemans, Jewsbury, and Barrett Browning" in The Novel's Seductions, ed. Szmurlo; and Tricia Lootens, "Receiving the Legend, Rethinking the Writer: Letitia Landon and the Poetess Tradition" in Romanticism and Women Poets, ed. Behrendt and Linkin.
  • Kathy Alexis Psomiades, "'The Lady of Shalott' and the Critical Fortunes of Victorian Poetry" from The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry.