List of Illustrations; Chapter 1. Mapping and Making the Long Poem: Aurora Leigh in Its Biographical and Literary Contexts; Chapter 2. Interpreting Aurora Leigh: Text, Commentary, Analysis; i. Poetic Vision; ii. Love and Poetry; iii. Epistolary Fiction; iv. Epic and Society; v. Motherhood and Sexual Transgression; vi. Poetry and Prophecy; Chapter 3. Contexts for Reading Aurora Leigh; Chapter 4. Teaching Aurora Leigh; Chapter 5. Print and Internet Resources; Appendix: Aurora Leigh at a Glance
Michele Martinez was born in London, England, and raised in California's San Joaquin Valley. She holds an A.B. from Stanford University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. She has taught in the English departments of Trinity College (Hartford) and Harvard University and in the History and Literature program at Harvard. She is currently a Preceptor in the Harvard College Writing Program. Her publications and current research interests focus on intersections between nineteenth-century poetry, criticism, and the visual arts.