Many of the objects on display are from the University of Rochester Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, and the Rossell Hope Robbins and Koller-Collins Center for English Studies.

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      Browse the Metzdorf Victoriana Collection finding aid.

      Browse the Alfred Lord Tennyson Papers finding aid.

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A majority of the items on display were photographed and digitized by Lisa Wright and Clara Auclair, Digital Scholarship at River Campus Libraries digitization specialists.  Each image on display lists the digital dimensions of that photo. The majority of items were photographed using Phase One model IQ3 100MP.



Broome Saunders, Clare. Women Writers and Nineteenth-Century Medievalism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan US, 2009.

“Edwardian Figures: Dorothy B.M. Kerr.” Somerset & Wood Fine Art.

Lupack, Alan. “Popular Images Derived from Tennyson's Arthurian Poems.” Arthuriana 21, no. 2 (2011): 90-118.

Lupack, Barbara Tepa and Alan Lupack. Illustrating Camelot. Woodbridge, Suffolk: D.S. Brewer, 2008.

Ofek, Galia. Representations of Hair in Victorian Literature and Culture. London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2009.

RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ (W) 6 July 1862 (Princess Beatrice’s copies). Retrieved 5 February 2021. 

Schor, Esther. Bearing the Dead: The British Culture of Mourning from the Enlightenment to Victoria. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.

Showalter, Elaine. “Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness, and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism.” In Shakespeare and the Question of Theory, 77-94. Edited by Geoffrey H. Hartman and Patricia Parker. London: Taylor & Francis Group, 1986.

Simmons, Clare A. “Women Writers and Nineteenth-Century Medievalism by Clare Broome Saunders.” The Wordsworth Circle 40, no. 4 (2009): 167-68.

Whitaker, Muriel A. The Legends of King Arthur in Art. Woodbridge, Suffolk: D.S. Brewer, 1990.

Zanzucchi, Anne. “Tennyson, Alfred Lord.” The Camelot Project: A Robbins Library Digital Project.


Suggested Further Reading

Barczewski, Stephanie L. Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Bryden, Inga. Reinventing King Arthur: The Arthurian Legends in Victorian Culture. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016.

“Camelot Project.” Robbins Library Digital Projects.

Fenster, Thelma S. and Norris J. Lacy. Arthurian Women: A Casebook. New York: Routledge, 2000.

Garner, Katie. Romantic Women Writers and Arthurian Legend: The Quest for Knowledge. London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Howey, Ann F. Afterlives of the Lady of Shalott and Elaine of Astolat. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

Lupack, Alan and Barbara Tepa Lupack. Arthurian Literature by Women: An Anthology. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Mancoff, Debra N. The Return of King Arthur: The Legend through Victorian Eyes. New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1995.