Romantic and Victorian Epic: Exploring Four Great Poems

The aim of this MA module will be to give students at a more advanced level a chance to engage with long poetic texts by bringing them to bear upon each other. The course develops out of a particular research expertise in the form of the long poem as well as my role as General Editor of The Reading Guides to Long Poems series with Edinburgh University Press and interest in textual criticism, editing and the “mapping” of works. Close work on The Prelude feeds directly into a new immersive week at The Wordsworth Trust which is centred upon this text.