Wordsworth and Coleridge

Romantic Revisions and Revisitings

This session will examine the revisions made to their poems by two of the greatest English Romantic poets, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, considering how such revisions fit in with the poets’ preoccupation with other kinds of revisitings—to places, to people. We will consider the changes made to such poems as ‘The Ruined Cottage’ and ‘Frost at Midnight’, and the ways in which the poets used printed versions of their books in making their revisions.

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