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CR Episode 18: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Part II

Around, around, flew each sweet sound,
Then darted to the Sun;
Slowly the sounds came back again,
Now mixed, now one by one.

Around, around, flew each sweet sound,
Then darted to the Sun;
Slowly the sounds came back again,
Now mixed, now one by one.

Download Link: Released 2019.10.14

The panel discusses the second half of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, with particular attention given to the theology of the Mariner’s sin, contrition, and absolution, and the relation of that theology to and within the Romantic conception of Nature.

 
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Posted by on 14 October 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 17: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Part I

'With my cross-bow
I shot the ALBATROSS.'

‘With my cross-bow
I shot the ALBATROSS.’

Download Link: Released 2019.10.07

The panel discusses the first three parts of Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner, proposing the Ancient Mariner as a figure in transition from the Enlightenment to Romanticism, and including overviews of Critical moves and an analogy to T. S. Eliot.

 
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Posted by on 7 October 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 16: Lyrical Ballads, Part II

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, as painted by James Northcote, 1804

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Download Link: Released 2019.09.30

The panel begins to cross over from Wordsworth to Coleridge in the second of three episodes focused on Lyrical Ballads, addressing the role of nature, emotional state, and parenthood in both Wordsworth’s “The Mad Mother” and Coleridge’s “The Nightingale”.

 
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Posted by on 30 September 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 15: Lyrical Ballads, Part I

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

Download Link: Released 2019.09.23

The panel discusses Romanticism and begins a three-week examination of selected poems from Lyrical Ballads, the experimental collection by Wordsworth and Coleridge. This week’s selections are Wordsworth’s “The Female Vagrant” and “Tintern Abbey”.

 
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Posted by on 23 September 2019 in Podcasts

 

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