• Evolution, Idealism, and Individualism in May Kendall's Comic Verse

    Author(s):
    Gregory Tate (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Victorian Studies
    Subject(s):
    English poetry, Nineteenth century, Idealism, Literature and science
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Evolution, Victorian poetry
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/br34-bw46
    Abstract:
    This article argues that May Kendall's comic verse presents a sustained consideration of one of the most prominent intellectual trends in late-Victorian Britain: the revival of idealist philosophy. Kendall's poetry encapsulates and interrogates the connections between several important aspects of late-Victorian culture. Her thinking about idealism informs and is informed by her views on Darwinism, and both in turn constitute parts of the ethical foundation of her belief in social reform.
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