Suzanne Waldman

Suzanne Waldman teaches in the English department at Carleton University, Ottawa.

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The Demon and the Damozel · Dynamics of Desire in the Works of Christina Rossetti and Dante Gabriel Rossetti
By Suzanne Waldman

Developing a perspective on Victorian culture as the breeding ground for early theories of the unconscious and the divided psyche, The Demon and the Damozel: Dynamics of Desire in the Works of Christina Rossetti and Dante Gabriel Rossetti offers a new reading of these eminent Victorian siblings’ literature and visual arts.

The Demon and the Damozel provides a model of what a psychoanalytic criticism of poetry can be. The readings Waldman offers are astute, nuanced, and beautifully grounded in the details of the poems, which shimmer with meaning in her deft handling of them.”

Beth Newman, author of Subjects on Display: Psychoanalysis, Social Expectation, and Victorian Femininity