Journal Article

Sister Arts and Artists: Elizabeth Barrett Browning's <i>Aurora Leigh</i> and the Life of Harriet Hosmer

Michele Martinez

in Forum for Modern Language Studies

Published on behalf of Court of the University of St Andrews

Volume 39, issue 2, pages 214-226
Published in print April 2003 | ISSN: 0015-8518
Published online April 2003 | e-ISSN: 1471-6860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fmls/39.2.214
Sister Arts and Artists: Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh and the Life of Harriet Hosmer

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Between 1853 and 1861 Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Harriet Hosmer, an American sculptor, were friends and collaborators, who were part of an extended network of expatriate women artists living in Italy. This essay argues that in her verse‐novel Aurora Leigh (1856), Barrett Browning uses sister arts analogies between sculpture and poetry in response not only to Romantic verse precedents but also to the hardships of women poets and sculptors struggling to become professionals in nineteenth‐century Europe.

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Subjects: Linguistics ; Literature

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