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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Ever since Plato (and no doubt before), madness has 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 so as to make madness seem a condition for achieving it. This course will examine conceptions of enabling madness in Cowper, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Clare.


Course dates

17 Jul 2016 to 23 Jul 2016

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

04 Jul 2016

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code