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George Eliot, Elizabeth Barrett Browning & Matthew Arnold:Responses to the Condition of England.

All art, at its heart tries to rectify the destructive conditions of existence on this planet. In the words of the Australian poet A.D. Hope:  418 more words

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Education of the inner self: Dickens, Mill, Arnold, Newman

The Nineteenth Century was as “distracted from distraction by distraction“as we all are in the early years of the Twenty First Century. The messages sent to us by the “poets” of the inner-self in Victorian England (Dickens, Arnold, Newman … and others) are as relevant to us now as they were then. 559 more words

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Shakespeare/ Victorianism & Charles Dickens - Week 6

Thomas Carlyle the great Victorian historian, close friend of Charles Dickens wrote these wonderful words which have been carved in stone in the foyer to the… 279 more words

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NSW Art Gallery Visits 2016

This week is the week all my literature units visit the Art Gallery of NSW. What a wonderful storehouse it is of aesthetic wonders and inspirational ideas. 306 more words

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Oscar Wilde and Victorianism

It has been so good to look back at all the features of Victorianism from the end of the century perspective provided by Oscar Wilde! I wonder how the Wilde of 2090 will review the shenanigans of the first decades of the 21st century? 284 more words

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End of Week 3: The Importance of Being Earnest: A Backward Glance at the Nineteenth Century.

What a buzz for us all to see The Importance of Being Earnest performed by an utterly world-class production by the National Theatre of London. David Suchet as Lady Bracknell would have to be one of the most… 351 more words

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Week Two Summer/ Autumn: Tintern Abbey

Wordsworth in his poem “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey” (Norton 288) offers a powerful insight into the state of mind that meditating… 319 more words

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