The Romantic Revolution - FULL COURSE SUMMARY AND NOTES
This document contains
A summary and analysis of:
From Songs of Innocence: Introduction, The Ecchoing Green, Holy Thursday, Nurse's Song.
From Songs of Experience: Holy Thurday, Nurse's Song.
The entirety of The Mariage of Heaven and Hell.
Beggars, The Discharged Soldier, Resolution and Independence.
From Poems on the Naming of Places: IV. A Narrow Girdle of Rugh Stones and Crags
From Prelude: the first two books
Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison, Kubla Kahn, Dejection: An Ode
Mont Blanc, Ode to the West Wind
Beppo: A Venetian Story, Mazeppa
The Eve of St Agnes, Ode to a Nightingale, Ode to a Grecian Urn
Letters of Dec. 187 (Negative Capability)
Letters of Oct. 1818 (A Poet Has No Identity)
Lecture and seminar notes about:
How to look at Romanticism, Enlightenment, rejection vs mourning the failure of previous values, England, the transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism to the Victorian age.
The Rennaissance, art, the contrast between Enlightenment and Romantic ideas.
History of childhood, Wordsworth's view on childhood.
How Frankenstein came to be, the theme of birth and guilt in Frankenstein. The ethics of Frankenstein, the character of Walton, the Creature, and other notes on Frankenstein.
Byron's 'Pagan Philosophies'.
The changing class system, war.
The poetical nature of Jane Austen's Persuasion, the theme of stasis and change in that novel, the theme of nature, the unhappiness of the protagonist.
John Keats' view on death, his view on life, his letters.