In 2011-12 I am teaching on the Second Year module Romantic and Victorian Poetry (EN227) in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies.
Romantic and Victorian Poetry Overview:
This module focuses on significant poets from the Romantic and Victorian periods and situates their work within the cultural, social, political, economic, scientific and aesthetic debates of the period. You will need to pay close attention to both formal and contextual dimensions of the poems. This is primarily a close-reading module, however, and the focus is always the poems. The set texts are nearly all in the anthologies, except for one or two, which can be accessed by clicking on the links on the set texts page. You are welcome and encouraged to read other poems written in the period 1780-1900 in addition to the set texts.