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Linda K. Hughes, “Tennyson, The Princess, and the Generosity of Tennyson’s Imagination”

On June 9, 2018, Linda K. Hughes delivered the annual address at the invitation of the Tennyson Society in Lincoln, England.  The title of her lecture, now an article forthcoming in the Tennyson Research Bulletin, was “Tennyson, The Princess, and the Generosity of Tennyson’s Imagination.”  It dealt with the development of Tennyson’s long poem (1847) about a women’s university and the work’s reception by nineteenth-century transatlantic feminists, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Jewish author Amy Levy and African-American writers Anna Julia Cooper and Pauline Hopkins.