English 411: Early and Late Romantic Poetry

Steven Jones
Spring 2002

readings on reserve or online except 5 poetry collections (available at Barnes & Noble)


WEEK OF
JANUARY

15 INTRODUCTION: Romantic poetry, formalism and historicism

22 ROBINSON

29 Brooks, "The Language of Paradox," and "The Heresy of Paraphrase;" Curran, Poetic Form, esp. chapters 1, 3; Wolfson, Formal Charges, chapter 1; McGann, The Poetics of Sensibility, chapters 1, 9, 10

 
 
FEBRUARY

5 Liu, "The Power of Formalism: The New Historicism;" Greenblatt, "Towards a Poetics of Culture" (Veeser); Gallagher and Greenblatt, intro., chapters 1, 4

12 BYRON

19 Klancher, "English Romanticism and Cultural Production (Veeser); Curran, chapters 7, 8; McGann, The Beauty of Inflections, "The Book of Byron and the Book of a World"

26 SHELLEY

 
 
MARCH

5  SPRING BREAK

12 Wolfson (rept. in Norton Shelley); deMan, "Shelley Disfigured" (Deconstruction and Criticism); Jones, chapter 5; Romantic Circles Praxis volume: Reading Shelley's Interventionist Poetry

19 Jameson, The Prison House of Language; Bakhtin and Medvedev, The Formal Method in Literary Scholarship, chapters 5, 8, 9; Gallagher, "Marxism and The New Historicism" (Veeser)

26 KEATS

 
 
APRIL

2 McGann, "Keats and Historical Method;" Brooks, "Keats's Sylvan Historian: History Without Footnotes;" Wolfson, Formal Charges (TBA)

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16 LANDON
cf. Romantic Circles edition of Verses in the Keepsake of 1829; McGann, The Poetics of Sensibility, chapters 14, 15

23 McGann, Radiant Textuality, "The Alice Fallacy"