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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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Track 1: Wordsworth re-visited

A short introduction to this album.

© The Open University 2009

Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Wordsworth re-visited    A short introduction to this album. Play now Wordsworth re-visited
2 Wordsworth's eye and ear    In Wordsworth's poetry, external nature embodies a living mind. This Play now Wordsworth's eye and ear
3 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. Play now The romantic and politics
4 Contemporary influences    Wordsworth's literary conception of nature was hugely informed by his contemporaries. Using examples from key texts, these influences are mapped and compared in intriguing detail. Play now Contemporary influences




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