W- English Romantic Poetry
Starting with Blake, Wordsworth and Coleridge we will read together some of the nineteenth-century poets whose lyrical style, emotional depth and interest in nature and the human spirit have characterised them as ‘romantic’. Each class will focus on a few important poems which I will contextualise and we will then read and discuss. No previous knowledge or experience necessary though it would be nice if members could read through the selected poems before each class.
|Group Leader Name||Anna Baldwin|
|Contact phone||01904 637196|
|Contact email||see pigeon link on the right|
|Venue||Leader’s home off Fishergate (first floor)|
|Time and Frequency||2-4pm 2nd and 4th Tuesdays|
|Start date||10th September 2019|
|End date||23rd June 2020|
English Romantic Poetry
Though I am expecting a constant interchange of responses to the
poems I have a suggested structure for what we cover to get a
representative selection from this vast field of wonderful poetry.
|Sept 10||Blake: Marriage of Heaven and Hell: Proverbs of Hell (handout will be circulated)|
|Sept 24||Blake : Songs of Innocence and Experience|
|Oct 8||Blake : Songs of Innocence and Experience|
|Oct 22||Blake: other poems and return to Marriage|
|Nov 12||Milton Il Pensoroso Pope Windsor Forest - Other pre-Romantics|
|Nov 25||Wordsworth Preface to Lyrical Ballads and Coleridge The Nightingale|
|December 10||Coleridge Rime of the Ancient Mariner|
English Romantic Verse ed D Wright (Penguin Classics) £7.81 but I am sure you can get it secondhand). I will try to centre the course on this anthology use though it will be constantly supplemented.
More readable is this excellent bio of Coleridge which tells you about the relationship between him and Wordsworth and their life in west country and lake district. Richard Holmes: Coleridge Early Visions (also Penguin) and available secondhand as I think it may be out of print).