HUMS 209, The Poetry of Wordsworth and Shelley

Meeting Time: 
MW 11:35am-12:50pm

Course Description:

We will discuss the major poems and the major prose statements of imaginative purpose by William Wordsworth and Percy Shelley. The method is interpretation and commentary, with close attention to language, and a continuous interest in changes of style and temperament over the course of a career.  We meet Monday and Wednesday at 11:35.

Led by:

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Professor David Bromwich

Professor David Bromwich is a Sterling Professor of English. He has published widely on Romantic criticism and poetry, and on eighteenth-century politics and moral philosophy. His book Politics by Other Means concerns the role of critical thinking and tradition in higher education, and defends the practice of liberal education against political encroachments from both Left and Right. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and many other U.S. and British journals.

He is a frequent contributor of political blog posts on the Huffington Post. Since 2017, he has served as a trustee of the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, NC.