Romantic Poetry
This playlist brings together seven courses on Romantic Poetry. The first course explores Romanticism in depth through twelve lectures. The remaining six courses focus on the works of several Romantic poets of note (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats).
 
What this playlist includes:
48 lectures across 7 courses.
All resources designed and delivered by university academics and researchers.
Self-marking quizzes for all lectures, as well as an end-of-topic quiz.
Reading lists, essay questions and extension activities.
Courses and Lectures
1. Romanticism
Dr Ross Wilson
University of Cambridge
1.1. Genre – 08:33
1.2. Language – 10:25
1.3. Emotion – 11:09
1.4. Poetry – 10:43
1.5. The Sublime – 10:10
1.6. Nature – 10:45
1.7. The Supernatural – 10:31
1.8. Revolution – 08:27
1.9. The Romantic Canon – 05:51
1.10. Other Arts – 06:10
1.11. 20th-Century Criticism – 05:57
1.12. Recent Criticism – 07:44
2. Blake: Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Dr Ross Wilson
University of Cambridge
2.1. Context – 08:20
2.2. Opposites – 07:22
2.3. Likeness – 08:49
2.4. Making Sounds – 08:30
2.5. Questions and Answers – 06:49
2.6. Unorthodox Christianity – 09:26
3. The Poetry of William Wordsworth
Dr Tom Mole
Edinburgh University
3.2. Composition and Memory – 12:15
3.3. Poetry and Society – 07:07
3.4. Nature – 08:53
3.5. Childhood – 09:48
4. The Poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Prof. Seamus Perry
University of Oxford
4.1. Politics and Religion – 06:17
4.2. Nature – 07:21
4.3. Suffering – 08:31
4.4. The Mind – 06:04
4.5. Imagination – 08:31
4.6. Dejection – 09:04
5. The Poetry of Lord Byron
Prof. Sir Drummond Bone
University of Oxford
6. The Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley
Dr Ross Wilson
University of Cambridge
6.1. Shelley: The Life – 10:56
6.2. Early Verse – 11:41
6.3. Italy in the Sun – 09:36
6.4. Poems as Presents – 11:14
6.5. Ode to the West Wind – 12:01
6.6. The Triumph of Life – 12:43
7. The Poetry of John Keats
Dr Ross Wilson
University of Cambridge
7.1. Keats the Reader – 10:39
7.2. Keats the Writer – 11:45
7.3. The Senses – 09:15
7.4. Negativity – 09:56
7.5. Forms – 10:47
7.6. Society – 09:18
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