This class will introduce and analyze representative examples of four four major English Romantic poets: Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats and Shelley. Starting with a close reading of the poems we will proceed to a detailed analysis of the texts within their socio-cultural environment.
A reader with the term texts will be available in the first meeting.
- Butler, Marilyn, Romantics, Rebels and Reactionaries: English Literature and its Background. Oxford and London 1981
- Day, Aidan, Romanticism. London and New York 1996