Tennyson and the Embodied Mind

@article{Tate2009TennysonAT,
  title={Tennyson and the Embodied Mind},
  author={Gregory Tate},
  journal={Victorian Poetry},
  year={2009},
  volume={47},
  pages={61 - 80}
}
  • G. Tate
  • Published 22 March 2009
  • Philosophy
  • Victorian Poetry
This essay argues that Alfred Tennyson, in the poems that he wrote around the time of his friend Arthur Henry Hallam’s death in 1833, examines the competing claims of physical and metaphysical accounts of the human mind. While the psychological dialogue ‘The Two Voices’, and the dramatic monologues ‘St Simeon Stylites’, ‘Tithon’, and ‘Ulysses’, seek to affirm belief in an immortal spiritual element of personal identity, their focus is persistently drawn to the representation of a mutable and… 
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