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Historical Poetics Reading Group
October 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
McCosh B14 Hinds Library
Historical poetics is a way of working through various ideas about poetry: what it is, how to read it, and how these ideas have changed over time. These are theoretical as well as historical questions, especially in the nineteenth century, a period of rapid development of historicisms, prosodic systems, and the global spread of English. Beginning in 2002 with a conference on “The Traffic in Poems,” the historical poetics group has been dedicated to individual and collaborative critical explorations of Anglophone poetry from the long nineteenth century, considered in a transatlantic and broadly comparative framework. Contact Meredith Martin if interested in attending.