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"Bring me that kiss" : incarnation and truth in William Morris’s The defence of Guenevere, and other poems (2010)
Journal Article
Hanson, I. (2010). "Bring me that kiss" : incarnation and truth in William Morris’s The defence of Guenevere, and other poems. English, 59(227), (349-374). doi:10.1093/english/efq023. ISSN 0013-8215

William Morris’s first volume of poetry, The Defence of Guenevere, and Other Poems (1858), performs acts of poetic incarnation and resurrection, giving fleshly life to characters long dead and speaking into being his own fictional creations, based on... Read More

The Review of English Studies Prize Essay * 'The measured music of our meeting swords': William Morris's early romances and the transformative touch of violence (2010)
Journal Article
Hanson, I. (2010). The Review of English Studies Prize Essay * 'The measured music of our meeting swords': William Morris's early romances and the transformative touch of violence. Review of English Studies, 61(250), 435-454. doi:10.1093/res/hgq014

Between the showy chivalric pageantry of the 1839 Eglinton tournament and the literary appearance, in 1859, of Tennyson’s Arthurian Idylls of the King, William Morris published his first romances of medieval knighthood and battle. This essay will arg... Read More