Tag: Romantic

Poetic Biographies: writing the lives of Keats and Tennyson

Nicholas Roe, John Keats: A New Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. John Batchelor, Tennyson: To Strive, To Seek, To Find. London: Chatto and Windus, 2012. 2012 was a good year for biographies. In November I wrote about a new biography of Dickens, discussing it alongside a couple other Dickens biographies that challenge the

Pedagogy and the Science of the Mind, 1798-1899

In the twenty-first century it is fairly common to discuss teaching as the application of psychological principles (as in Susan Ambrose et al.’s How Learning Works [2010]) or even the alteration of neural pathways (as James Zull does in The Art of Changing the Brain [2002]). This research is seen as something rather new: as