Mary Tighe (née Blachford)

(9 October 1772 - 24 March 1810)
Mary Tighe (1772-1810)

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Tighe (1772-1810)

Works in ECPA

alphabetical listing / listing in source editions

Source editions

  • Tighe, Mary, 1772-1810. Psyche, With Other Poems. London: Printed for LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER-ROW, 1811. 314p.


ODNB 27443


  • Buchanan, Averill Joan, ed. Recontextualising Mary Tighe: Volume One "Recontextualising Mary Tighe", Volume Two "The Complete Shorter Poems of Mary Tighe", Volume Three "Appendices and Bibliography". Belfast: Queen's U of Belfast, 2005. Print. 3 volumes.
  • Feldman, Paula R. and Brian C. Cooney, eds. The collected poetry of Mary Tighe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2016. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer, ed. The collected poems and journals of Mary Tighe. Lexington: Kentucky UP, 2005. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer, ed. Verses Transcribed for H.T. by Mary Tighe. Romantic Circles, Feb. 2015. Web. 4 Sep. 2019.

Reference works


  • Chakravarti, Debnita. The Female Epic and the Journey toward Self-Definition in Mary Tighe's Psyche. Schweizer, Bernard, ed. Approaches to the Anglo and American Female Epic, 1621-1982. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006. 99-116. Print.
  • Kucich, Greg. Gender Crossings: Keats and Tighe. Keats-Shelley Journal: Keats, Shelley, Byron, Hunt, and Their Circles 44 (1995): 29-39. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer. Landon the Equivocal Canonizer: Constructing an Elegiac Chain of Women Poets in the Classroom. Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 18(2) (May 2018): 235-245. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer. Mary Tighe's Psyche, William Hayley's Psyche, and George Romney's Cupid and Psyche. Romanticism: The Journal of Romantic Culture and Criticism 24(1) (Apr 2018): 1-21. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer. Locating Irish Romanticism in Mary Tighe's Poetry and Prose. European Romantic Review 8(4) (Aug 2017): 431-445. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer. Mary Tighe, Psyche (1805). Haekel, Ralf, ed. Handbook of British Romanticism. Berlin, Germany: de Gruyter, 2017. 409-424. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer. Reassessing Mary Tighe as a Lyrical and Political Poet: The Archival Discovery of Tighe's Verses Transcribed for H. T. (1805). Women's Writing 22(2) (May 2015): 189-208. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer. Mary Tighe and the Coterie of Women Poets in Psyche. Labbe, Jacqueline M., ed. The History of British Women's Writing, 1750-1830. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 301-320. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer. Mary Tighe and literary history: the making of a critical reputation. Literature Compass 7(7) (2010): 564-576. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer. More Than Psyche: The Sonnets of Mary Tighe. European Romantic Review 13(4) (Dec 2002): 365-378. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer. Skirting around the Sex in Mary Tighe's Psyche. SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 42(4) (Autumn 2002): 731-752. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer. Recuperating Romanticism in Mary Tighe's Psyche. Linkin, Harriet Kramer and Stephen C. Behrendt, eds. Romanticism and Women Poets: Opening the Doors of Reception. Lexington, KY: UP of Kentucky, 1999. 144-162. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer. Teaching the Poetry of Mary Tighe: Psyche, Beauty, and the Romantic Object. Linkin, Harriet Kramer and Stephen C. Behrendt, eds. Approaches to Teaching British Women Poets of the Romantic Period. New York, NY: Modern Language Association of America, 1997. 106-109. Print.
  • Linkin, Harriet Kramer. Romanticism and Mary Tighe's Psyche: Peering at the Hem of Her Blue Stockings. Studies in Romanticism 35(1) (Spring 1996): 55-72. Print.
  • Saglia, Diego. Interior Luxury and Poetic Narratives of Identity: From Tighe and Hunt to Keats and Tennyson. Keats-Shelley Journal: Keats, Shelley, Byron, Hunt, and Their Circles 52 (2003): 130-165. Print.
  • Saglia, Diego. The dangers of over-refinement: the language of luxury in Romantic poetry by women, 1793-1811. Studies in Romanticism 38(4) (1999): 641-672. Print.