Fall 2011

Romantic Poetry - Foundational Course Option

Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk

09/12/2011 - 12/09/2011
Wednesday 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Allbritton Center 004

Foundational course option: Students taking the course with this option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through more frequent writing assignments and individual meetings with the instructor. Foundational courses are intended to provide an additional level of guidance, support, and feedback to ensure that students cultivate the tools and skills necessary for graduate level research and writing. All GLSP students working toward a degree are strongly encouraged to take a foundational course during their first few courses in the program. To choose the Foundational course option, please register for HUMS 638W.

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.

Enrollment limited to 4 students.

This course is not open to auditors.

The deadline to withdraw and receive a tuition refund for this course is Friday, September 16 at 5:00 pm. Please visit our website for a complete list of registration and withdrawal dates for this session.

A syllabus for this course is available at:

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.


Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 4

Texts to purchase for this course:
Blake, SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE. (1967), ISBN: 9780192810892

NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE (VD) 8TH EDITION (2006) , ed., Greenblatt, ISBN: 9780393927207

Wordsworth, PRELUDE 1799, 1805, 1850 (1979), ISBN: 9780393090710

Reading Materials are available at BROAD STREET BOOKS, 45 Broad Street, Middletown, 860-685-7323.

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