Fall 2007

HUMS 638
Romantic Poetry

Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk

09/12/2007 - 12/12/2007
Wednesday 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Downey 100

This course explores major poets and themes of the Romantic period in English poetry: nature; memory, imagination, and creativity; the poetic "I"; form and prosody; responses to the French Revolution and social and economic change. Focusing on issues of nation, gender, politics, and form, it places poets in conversation with one another and with broader dialogues about poetics, politics, and society that were taking place during the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries.

Poets to be studied include William Wordsworth, William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Lord Byron, and Percy Shelley.

Students will be graded on class participation and four essays (5-6 pages).

A syllabus for this course is available at:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/masters/courses/Fall_2007/fall07_syllabi/syb_hums638.html


Stephanie Weiner (B.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Stanford University) is associate professor of English. In 2010 she was awarded the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in teaching. She teaches courses in nineteenth-century British literature and culture, romantic and Victorian poetry, aesthetics and art history, and poetry and poetics. She is the author of Republican Politics and English Poetry, 1789-1874 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), and Clare's Lyric: John Clare and Three Modern Poets (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). Click here for more information about Stephanie Weiner.


ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 18

Texts to purchase for this course:
William Blake, SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE (FQ Classics), Paperback

Stephen Greenblatt, THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE, 8th EDITION (W.W. Norton), Paperback

William Wordsworth, THE PRELUDE: 1799, 1805, 1850 (W.W. Norton), Paperback

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