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June 22, 2012... Comments & Queries are welcome via e-mail. Our address is email@example.com. On the Cover is "Columbia's Fix," from Punch 28 Dec. 1861: 258. On the back cover is "Waiting for an Answer," from Punch 14 Dec. 1861: 238. Changes at VS: This summer our office bids farewell to Managing...
"God Is Our Guide! Our Cause Is Just!" the National Chartist Hymn Book and Victorian Hymnody
June 22, 2012... From the smug conservatism of Mrs. Alexander's "All Things Bright and Beautiful" to the cultural-imperialist sentiments of "From Greenland's Icy Mountains," Victorian hymns are often seen as exemplifying the ills of nineteenth-century culture. (1) Politically, aesthetically, and even...
"The Poet of Science": How Scientists Read Their Tennyson
June 22, 2012... Alfred Tennyson's attitude to science has been a perennial critical theme. Scholars have debated its overall tenor as well as his responses to particular theories, but two fundamental propositions have held sway. The first is that Tennyson eagerly followed scientific developments, reading...
Spiritual Pathology: Priests, Physicians, and the Way of All Flesh
June 22, 2012... For his address at the opening of the Section of Psychology of the British Medical Association in August 1877, the Section's president, the psychiatrist John Charles Bucknill, chose the topic "Confession: The Physician and the Priest." Conscious of the occasion's significance and the need to...
Time Lag and Elizabeth Gaskell's Transatlantic Imagination
June 22, 2012... The body of Lois the Witch swung in the air. Elizabeth Gaskell, Lois the Witch Elizabeth Gaskell's 1859 tale of the Salem witch trials, Lois the Witch, culminates in the most violent scene she ever wrote. At the moment that the young woman's body drops on the noose, "everyone stood, with...