That said, I'm leading the discussion on Christina Rossetti's medium-length poem, The Goblin Market. You can read it for free here. While I've already got some discussion questions and such sketched out, I'd first like to hear your initial responses to this work as a poem, a didactic narrative, and a piece of feminist (or anti-feminist?) literature as well as thoughts on what you'd like to discuss over the next couple of weeks.
For this week, I was planning on introducing you to Rossetti as an individual writer and as a member of the pre-Raphaelite movement.
Links for biographical information about Christine Rossetti
1. A short article that references a few of her poems.
2. A Wikipedia article.
3. The Victorian Web's sectoin on Rossetti.
Links for information about the Pre-Raphaelites
1. Pitt State's link-hub for Pre-Raphaelite women.
2. Victorian Web's overview of the Pre-Raphaelite movement
3. The Wikipedia article.
Anyone with other information is welcome to respond.
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