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"The Collected Poet in the Age of Revolution"
Since Petrarch, some poets have collected themselves while others have waited for posterity to do them the honor. In both cases, the assembled corpuses inevitably have stood in for the bodies and lives of their authors. In this lecture, Professor Michael Gamer asks why poets of the Romantic period become especially obsessed with self-collection — and the inevitable questions of self-canonization that came with them — and why such questions cannot be separated from changing intellectualView more
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