Is Tennyson a poetess? Or, rather, how does Tennyson’s early poems and poetics, especially as represented in Hallam’s review, connect him to poetess poetry?

This is how I first introduced poetess poetry to you, in a quip during the class on Tennyson. Now that you’ve looked at some examples of poetess poems, how do they relate to other Victorian poems that you’ve studied? Can you think of some continuities and discontinuities?

There are several really interesting digital projects on the poetess: for example, The Poetess Archive, The Forget-Me-Not: A Hyper-Media Archive, and The Keepsake for 1829.

What is it about the figure of the poetess and poetess poetry that lend themselves to the digital age and hyper-media?

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