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Syllabus


1. William and Dorothy Wordsworth

2. John Clare, tree elegies; Percy Shelley, Adonaïs (1821)

3. Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam (1850)

4. Algernon Charles Swinburne, 'Ave Atque Vale: In Memory of Charles Baudelaire' (1867-68); Walt Whitman, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed (1865)

5. W. S. Graham, elegies; Elizabeth Jennings, elegies

6. Douglas Dunn, Elegies (1985); Paul Monette, Love Alone: Eighteen Elegies for Rog (1988); Deryn Rees-Jones, Burying the Wren (2012)

7. Alice Oswald, Memorial (2011);

8. Anne Carson, Nox (2009); Susan Howe, That This (2010)

9. Peter Larkin: religion, land, elegy

10. Roland Barthes, Mourning Diary (2010)