Wordsworth 2020: In (and out) of interdisciplinarity

Posted by jcm22 at Feb 26, 2018 09:50 AM |
POSTPONED - In our second installment of the 2018 'Interdisciplinary Connections' seminar series, Professor Phil Shaw will be discussing the pros and cons of interdisciplinary approaches to literature.
Wordsworth 2020: In (and out) of interdisciplinarity

William Wordsworth

Note: We regret that during the strike period, this event has been postponed until further notice. Please keep an eye on our news and events area for updates.

Details

  • Date: To be confirmed
  • Time: 12noon-1pm
  • Venue: To be confirmed

Content

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth's birth and the 200th anniversary of the publication of a major collection of poetry, The River Duddon, a volume that is often cited by critics as representative of the mature poet's decline in 'visionary power'.

In this seminar Professor Phil Shaw will talk about 'Wordsworth 2020', an interdisciplinary research project with five objectives:

  1. research for a book-length study of Wordsworth's later poetry
  2. editing of a special issue of The Wordsworth Circle
  3. co-organisation of a three-day conference
  4. co-curating of an exhibition at the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere
  5. development of educational resources for schools and colleges.

In addition to discussing the pros and cons of interdisciplinary approaches to literature, Phil's talk will address questions of literary value and the assumptions that inform our understanding of Romantic-period English literature.


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