Green Romanticism
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course examines the interplay of nature-as-world and nature-as-word in the literature of the Romantic period. Drawing on a wide array of lyric and loco-descriptive poetry, travelogues, natural histories, guidebooks and journals by writers such as William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Coleridge, Thelwall, Blake, Smith, Burns, Shelley, Byron, Hemans and Clare, we examine the tension between ecocriticism's insistence on the materiality of "nature" and post-structuralism's over-arching concern with rhetoricity.

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