Historical poetics, Dec. 8, 2012, Princeton University


McCosh 40

9:45-10:00 am:  Coffee

10:00 am – 12:15 pm.  Introduction and discussion

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Reading list (morning, open session):

Walter Scott, “Introductory Remarks on Popular Poetry” (1830), from the Abbotsford edition of Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1802)

William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, selections from Lyrical Ballads (1802) “Goody Blake and Harry Gill,” “The Thorn,” “We Are Seven,” “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

Felicia Hemans, “Casabianca” (1826)

Alfred Tennyson, “Mariana” (1830)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Wreck of the Hesperus” (1842) and, as a pdf, if you’d prefer

Edgar Allan Poe, “Bridal Ballad” (1837), “Ulalume” (1847), “Annabel Lee” (1849)

Walt Whitman, “Boston Ballad” (3 ways:  1856, 60, 67)

Emily Dickinson, F712 “Because I could not stop for death–“

Francis James Child, “Ballad Poetry” (1874)

Child Ballads:

“Lord Randal”

“Barbara Allen”

“Robin Hood and Little John”

“Robin Hood’s Delight”

“Robin Hood and Allen a Dale”

“Robin Hood and Maid Marian”

Rudyard Kipling, “Tommy” (1892)


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