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‘Tennyson at 200: the bicentenary of the Victorian laureate’

‘Tennyson at 200: the bicentenary of the Victorian laureate’

Morton, John S. ORCID: 0000-0002-9089-7450 (2010) ‘Tennyson at 200: the bicentenary of the Victorian laureate’. Literature Compass, 7 (9). pp. 867-882. ISSN 1741-4113 (doi:

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2009 saw the 200th anniversary of the birth of Alfred Tennyson, the most famous poet in the world in the Victorian period and Victoria’s Laureate. This article will detail the publications, events and media response which commemorated this bicentenary. Considering writers as diverse as Christopher Ricks, Mick Imlah, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Adam Foulds and Angela Leighton, as well as popular culture, current affairs and journalism, it will also provide an assessment (by its nature introductory) of Tennyson’s significance to the world ‘two hundred years after’

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First online 2nd September 2010
Uncontrolled Keywords: tennyson, poetry
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > English Research Group
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Last Modified: 02 May 2019 09:09
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