Tag: Romantic

Frankenstein at 200

I ended up submitting the blog post I’d planned for here to the local paper, so you can read that version here:¬†https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2018/10/26/after-200-years-frankenstein-still-matters-opinion/1779830002/ Mary Shelley’s¬†Frankenstein is one of my favorite books to teach. Last fall I taught a course on the novel, and it’s a mainstay on my syllabi from the British survey to Romanticism to

Romantics in Winter Park, FL

What do a jeweler’s shop, a southern liberal arts college, and Disney World have in common? English Romantic poets, of course. The 19th century was a long time ago, England is far away, and poetry isn’t as popular as Youtube. Teaching the Romantic poets — or just about any author or artist who doesn’t publish