Constance H. Hassett

Constance W. Hassett is assistant professor of English at Fordham University.

Listed in: Literary Criticism, UK · Literary Studies

The variety of Browning’s poetry has made it difficult to see his work as a canon rather than merely a collection. The Elusive Self takes issue with the opinion that Browning’s art is diffuse and argues instead for a unity born of his interest in man’s acts of introspection. The author observes in Browning’s idiosyncratic style and sense of time an adaptation of Romantic notions of spontaneity.