Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Considered by her contemporaries to be one of Victorian England's greatest poets, the writings of Christina Rossetti clearly exemplify the work of a Pre-Raphaelite artist ("CR and the Visual Arts"). The publication in 1862 of Goblin Market and Other Poems represented the first literary success of the Pre-Raphaelites, although Christina herself was not a bona fide member ("CR's Literary Career"). Much speculation exists as to the reason that the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Several biographers/critics postulate that some of the members refused to allow her admittance because she was female; however, an actual letter from Gabriel suggests that she was asked, but declined, in his words, because she felt it would some type of "display, I believe—a sort of thing she abhors" (Marsh 83).
Rossetti, Christina – Criticism and interpretation.
Poets, English – 19th century.
Baird, Linda S., "Christina Rossetti: Pre-Raphaelite poet" (1997). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1556.