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Betjeman and Larkin : Dr Gary Day

"Little Johnny and Big Phil are two of Britain’s most popular poets. Each week we will read several of their poems and compare them. We will show what they have in common, where they differ, and how Betjeman influenced Larkin. We will also show how Betjeman is much darker than his sing-song verse suggests and how Larkin can be quite jolly. Finally we will touch on how each poet reflects the changing face of England."

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. "