Romantic Poetry: Recent Revisionary Criticism

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Rutgers University Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 508 pages
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Curricula in U.S. public schools are often the focus of heated debate, and few subjects spark more controversy than sex education. While conservatives argue that sexual abstinence should be the only message, liberals counter that an approach that provides comprehensive instruction and helps young people avoid sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy is necessary. Caught in the middle are the students and teachers whose everyday experiences of sex education are seldom as clear-cut as either side of the debate suggests.

Risky Lessons brings readers inside three North Carolina middle schools to show how students and teachers support and subvert the official curriculum through their questions, choices, viewpoints, and reactions. Most important, the book highlights how sex education's formal and informal lessons reflect and reinforce gender, race, and class inequalities.

Ultimately critical of both conservative and liberal approaches, Fields argues for curricula that promote social and sexual justice. Sex education's aim need not be limited to reducing the risk of adolescent pregnancies, disease, and sexual activity. Rather, its lessons should help young people to recognize and contend with sexual desires, power, and inequalities.
 

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I think this poem is a perfect romantic novel for the perfect couple.

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Look to Frances Ferguson's "Shelley's Mont Blanc: What the Mountain Said," for an account of the treatment of the merely material as love object.

Contents

GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1
Thomas McFarland Field Constellation and Aesthetic Object
15
Stuart Curran The I Altered
38
WILLIAM BLAKE
61
Heather Glen Blakes London
88
William Blake
102
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
121
The Ruined Cottage
139
Don Juan Canto II
253
CrossDressing and the Politics
267
Class Sexuality and the Poet
290
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
315
What the Mountain Said
335
The Identity of the Text in Shelleys
352
Karl Kroeber Shelleys Defence of Poetry
366
Marjorie Levinson Keats and the Canon
386

What Is the Subject
154
The Prelude and Critical Revision
173
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
187
The Debate on
204
Limits of Expression
221
Gene W Ruoff Romantic Lyric and the Problem of Belief
240
Keatss La Belle
400
A Study of Keatss
421
Jerome McGann Keats and the Historical Method in Literary Criticism
439
Paul H Fry History Existence and To Autumn
465
INDEX
493
Copyright

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Karl Kroeber is Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. His previous publications include "Ishi in Three Centuries" (ed. 2003), "Artistry in American Indian Myths" (1998), and "Ecological Literary Criticism" (1994). He is Editor Emeritus of "Studies in American Indian Literature,

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