Approaches to Teaching British Women Poets of the Romantic Period

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Stephen C. Behrendt, Harriet Kramer Linkin
Modern Language Association of America, 1997 - Education - 207 pages
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The contributors to this volume have undertaken, in the words of the editors, "the liberating and invigorating task of redrawing the landscape of the Romantic poetry," and in twenty-six essays they share their experiences and their innovations. Like other volumes in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series, this collection is divided into two parts. The first, "Materials," surveys the available primary sources, including recent editions and anthologies, journals, and online databases, and examines the burgeoning criticism. The essays in the second part, "Approaches," discuss teaching the poets individually and alongside other writers; exploring their work from various critical and theoretical perspectives; presenting the authors in classroom contexts such as first-year and survey courses; and using archival and technological resources - from nineteenth-century literary annuals to hypertext programs - to enhance classroom discussion.

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About the author (1997)

Stephen C. Behrendt is George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, USA. Among his previous books are Reading William Blake, Shelley and His Audiences, and The Moment of Explosion: Black and the Illustration of Milton, as well as several edited collection of essays on Romantic literature and the other arts and two collections of poetry, Instruments of the Bones and A Step in the Dark. He is presently at work on several projects relating to British women writers of the Romantic period.

Linkin is associate professor of English at New Mexico State University and is coeditor of Approaches to Teaching British Women Poets of the Romantic Period.

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