ENG 553 No Pass/D/Fail
Special Studies in the Nineteenth Century - Poetry: From Phantasmagoria to Photography
Sample reading list:
Tom Gunning, The Logn and Short of It
Sophie Thomas, Romanticism and Visuality
Barbara Maria Stafford, Devices of Wonder
Laurent Mannoni, The Great Art of Projecting Shadow
David Brewster, Letters on Natural Magic
Immanuel Kant, Natural History and Theory of the Heavens
Indicative Booklist: modern critical analyses of optical culture, long 19thC optics (Brewster), astronomy (Kant). Texts and documents difficult of access will be given as handouts. Familiar poems can be accessed easily.
Other (See Instructor) - 100%
Open to Graduate Students Only.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
First meeting of this seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016..
You will need to be excited about reading the documents of another century's virtual culture and curious about what happens when these are juxtaposed with poetic texts. Rather than seeing them as illustrations of one another a curiosity about the many ways poets assimilated the implications of visual culture (eg Shelley, the phantasmagoria, Tennyson, astronomy) will be helpful. Look at Gunning's article, Thomas or Stafford.
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