Written and presented by Stephen Bygrave and produced by Amanda Willett, this cassette presents a clear, wide-ranging view of the subject. This introduction begins with a discussion by Stephen Bygrave on listening and understanding poetry of the Romantic period. Readings include poems by:
* Anna Barbauld
* Charlotte Smith
* and Shelley.
Also included is a discussion of Romanticism by Bygrave, Peter de Bolla (Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge), Paul Hamilton (Professor of English at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London) and Anne K. Mellor (Professor of Women's Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles).
Produced by The Open University.