Wordsworth and Blake|
This course examines the long, parallel careers of the two greatest poets of their generation writing in English: William Wordsworth and William Blake. Although they exerted little or no influence upon one another, their writing developed along strikingly similar paths as it responded to--and shaped--the rapidly changing, often disorienting literary, political, and cultural world of late 18th- and early 19th-century Britain. We will examine the artists and events that inspired them, from John Milton to Robert Burns to the French Revolution. We will bring into conversation their songs, autobiographical poems, aesthetic manifestos, and prophetic and visionary works. Throughout, we will pay attention to how they approached traditional and experimental literary forms, engaged with visual arts and with music, and developed a theory and practice of literary and everyday language.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Poems by Wordsworth and Blake
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several short papers and response papers. Research option for Honors.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the Literary History 2 and Theory requirements and contributes to the British Literature and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations of the English major.
Class of 2023 and beyond: This course fulfills the Literary History 2, Theory, and British Literature requirements of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk Times: ..T.R.. 01:00PM-02:20PM; Location: PAC125; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 1||FR: 0|
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