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Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
Harold Bloom (Project Director: January 1977 to present)

Poetic Influence and Romantic Tradition, British and American: 1789 to the Present

To study a progression of British and American poets, including Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, Poe, Whitman, Stevens, Crane, while centering on the critical and historical problems that are presented by intra-poetic relations, particularly influence and resistance to influence. The emphasis will be on the process by which each poet struggles with the excessive strength of a precursor's influence, and on the parallel process of the individual reader’s struggle with the poet's influence.

Project fields:
American Literature; British Literature

Seminars for College Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$46,856 (approved)
$46,856 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1977 – 9/30/1977