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19th Century Poetry

ENGL 052.001
instructor(s):
TR 12-1:30

Vast as its output is, Victorian poetry is often buried by the self-display of the Romanticism it followed and the austerity of the Modernism it preceded. Yet Victorian poetry abounds in drama, variety, and narrative intensity, ranging from the sonorous consolations of Poet Laureate Tennyson to the visionary laments of Christina Rossetti or Emily Bronte; from the spiritual celebrations of Gerard Manley Hopkins to the dry desolation of Thomas Hardy. We will sample these various voices and attitudes and more. There will be two exams, a midterm and a final, and probably a paper.