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Renowned as one the key figures of Romanticism, William Wordsworth broke through poetic traditions and barriers to produce verse that redefined the principles underlying the writing of poetry, placing the poet's emotions and interaction with a natural, pastoral world at the centre of poetic philosophy. Wordsworth's influences are a topic of immense academic debate, and this album provides a concise and distinct introduction to the many literary, political and cultural shifts that informed and inspired one of literature's most breathtakingly beautiful movements. This material forms part of The Open University course A207 From Enlightenment to Romanticism c.1780-1830.

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Renowned as one the key figures of Romanticism, William Wordsworth broke through poetic traditions and barriers to produce verse that redefined the principles underlying the writing of poetry, placing the poet's emotions and interaction with a natural, pastoral world at the centre of poetic philosophy. Wordsworth's influences are a topic of immense academic debate, and this album provides a concise and distinct introduction to the many literary, political and cultural shifts that informed and inspired one of literature's most breathtakingly beautiful movements. This material forms part of The Open University course A207 From Enlightenment to Romanticism c.1780-1830.

    Wordsworth re-visited

    Wordsworth re-visited

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- Wordsworth re-visited

    Transcript -- Wordsworth re-visited

    A short introduction to this album.

    Wordsworth's eye and ear

    Wordsworth's eye and ear

    In Wordsworth's poetry, external nature embodies a living mind. This discussion highlights how Wordsworth's creative process utilised his lifelong sensual development and aesthetic sensibilities.

    • 8 min
    Transcript -- Wordsworth's eye and ear

    Transcript -- Wordsworth's eye and ear

    In Wordsworth's poetry, external nature embodies a living mind. This discussion highlights how Wordsworth's creative process utilised his lifelong sensual development and aesthetic sensibilities.

    The romantic and politics

    The romantic and politics

    During the Romantic era, poetry evolved as a cultural and ideological tradition. This short, dynamic lecture highlights the cultural and revolutionary texture of such verse.

    • 3 min
    Transcript -- The romantic and politics

    Transcript -- The romantic and politics

    During the Romantic era, poetry evolved as a cultural and ideological tradition. This short, dynamic lecture highlights the cultural and revolutionary texture of such verse.

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