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This course is part of the Literature Summer Programme.

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Madness has long been strongly associated with the visionary power for which poets can be valued; and during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the conception of poetic excellence shifted to make madness seem a condition for achieving it. We examine conceptions of enabling madness in Cowper, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Clare.


Course dates

24 Jul 2017 to 28 Jul 2017

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

10 Jul 2017

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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