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Lecture 2

Week 23: Shelley

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Department
English
Course
ENG202Y1
Professor
Helen Hatton
Semester
Winter

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Week 23: 32111 PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY 1792-1822 -sees literature as a form of alienation (from normalworldsociety) but also understand trueenduring forms -subversive yet moralistic nature of lit -1811: writes Necessity of Atheism and is expelled from Oxford -involved w Harriet Westbrook + Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin 1816: writes Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, Mont Blanc; Mary writes Frankenstein -1821: death of Keats writes Adonais and A Defence of Poetry -his feelings of alienation mirror the Romantic tradition where man, going outside of society retreats into nature, looks to both past and present -echoes Medieval poem Wanderer we read earlier -figures of self-sacrifice: -Christ in wilderness -Jubal (son of Cain) creator of music, but wanders around in wilderness -SHELLEY: Mutability -looks at mutability NOT as a way of knowing God (Anglo-Saxon po
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