English Poetry: Dr Gary Day

"Not long ago critics talked of an ‘English line’ in poetry. It was a clever phrase because it meant two things at once: first whether there was a clearly identifiable ‘line’ of English poetry in terms of stress and scansion and, second, whether English poets inherited a uniquely ‘English’ tradition. This 20-week course will examine the nature of that tradition by concentrating on A. E. Houseman, Thomas Hardy, John Betjeman and Philip Larkin. You will need the collected works of each. Reference will also be made to other poets such as Wordsworth and Edward Thomas but their work will be displayed on screen. "

Tutor: Dr Gary Day

"Dr Gary Day was a principal lecturer in English at De Montfort University. He teaches courses on a wide range of subjects including poetry, philosophy, the history of drama, and cultural history. He has edited a number of books on topics ranging from popular culture to D. H. Lawrence. "