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CR Episode 21: Christabel, Part II

Leoline turns from Christabel and the bard, and embraces Geraldine.

Leoline turns from Christabel and the bard, and embraces Geraldine.

Download Link: Released 2019.11.04

The panel concludes their reading of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Christabel” by considering the function of Leoline’s overabundant grief, examining the nature of Geraldine’s magical influence, and speculating about possible conclusions to the poem.

 
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Posted by on 4 November 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 20: Christabel, Part I

A scene from the end of Part I of Christabel.

A scene from the end of Part I of Christabel

Download Link: Released 2019.10.28

The panel welcomes James Smoker, a Coleridge scholar at the University of St. Andrews, to discuss Coleridge, Christian Theology, the British Romantics, and the first part of Christabel.

 
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Posted by on 28 October 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 19: Coleridge’s Dream Poems

Coleridge's handwritten manuscript of 'Kubla Khan'

Coleridge’s handwritten manuscript of ‘Kubla Khan’

Download Link: Released 2019.10.21

The panel discusses theological readings of three of Coleridge’s most famous poems, all of which share the occasion of sleep as central to their action: ‘Kubla Khan; or, the Vision in a Dream’; ‘The Pains of Sleep’; and, ‘This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison’.

 
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Posted by on 21 October 2019 in Podcasts

 

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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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