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Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Dr Gary Day

"Along with Wordsworth, Coleridge was one of the pioneers of Romantic poetry. He was also the philosopher of the Romantic movement and his ideas still shape, to some extent, how we think of poetry today. This course will act as introduction to Coleridge’s life, his politics, his philosophy and his poetry. We will be using Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics) as our text. "

Tutor: Dr Gary Day

"Gary Day was a principal lecturer in English at De Montfort. He gave the centenary lecture on F.R. Leavis at Cambridge and for many years was on the committee of the British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies. He is the author of five books, including one on Leavis, and his latest, The Story of Drama: Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present, was described in the Times Literary Supplement as ‘an ambitious book, richly informative, consistently readable and conscientiously argued’. He has edited various collections of essays on topics ranging from Victorian literature and culture to D H Lawrence. Gary was also for many years a columnist and reviewer for the Times Higher. His essay John Bunyan: Class and Englishness will be published in the The Oxford Handbook of John Bunyan next year."