"The Cry of the Children" (1843) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This is the first omnibus scholarly edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's (then Elizabeth Barrett Barrett) protest poem "The Cry of the Children" (1843), as it was published in Blackwood's Magazine.  The editors and annotators have built on sustained scholarly engagement about the poem, its contexts, and its relationship with laboring-class poetry of the time.  This was initiated by their cooperation for "Rhyme and Reform: Victorian Working-Class Poets and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'Cry of the Children.'"  This two-day, international, multi-site symposium (Oct. 4-5) was comprised of digitally linked events at the Armstrong Browning Library (Baylor University) and the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow).  Here is a link to the event website, which includes an online exhibition to which students and scholars at Baylor University, the University of Strathclyde, and the University of Manchester have contributed.