Why William Wordsworth is needed today


Why William Wordsworth is needed today

Dr. Mounir Khélifa studied English at the Sorbonne and Yale University where he received his MA and PhD, respectively. A professor of English language and literature for more than three decades, he taught poetics, comparative literature, and literary theory at the University of Tunis. Former director of the graduate program in English, Dr. Khélifa was also a senior advisor to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, where has was responsible for international cooperation and curriculum reform. Currently Dr. Khélifa runs the School for International Training study-abroad program in Tunisia. He is a lifetime member of the Tunisian Academy for the Arts, Letters, and Sciences.

This episode is part of the Contemporary Thought series and was recorded on May 7th, 2018 at the Centre d'Études Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT).

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We thank the duo Ÿuma for use of their song, "Darek", from their album Ghbar Njoum for the introduction and conclusion of this podcast.

Posted by Hayet Lansari, Librarian, Outreach Coordinator, Content Curator (CEMA).

Suggested Readings

Blake, William. 1965. The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake. David Erdman (Ed.) New York: Anchor Books.

Blake, William. 1977. Notebooks of William Blake: A Photographic and Typographic Facsimile.  David Erdman and Donald K. Moore (Eds.)  New York: Readex Books. 

Bromwich, David. 1998. Disowned by Memory: Wordsworth’s Poetry of the 1990s. Chicago:  University of Chicago Press.

Byron, Lord. 1978. The Complete Poetical Works. Frederick Page and J. Jump (Eds.) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Darwish, Mahmoud. 2013. Unfortunately, It was Paradise: Selected Poems. Berkley and Los Angeles: California University Press.

Hartman, Geoffrey. 1987. The Unremarkable Wordsworth. Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press.

Hartman, Geoffrey. 2014. Wordsworth’s Poetry, 1787-1814. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Qabbani, Nizar. 1998. On Entering the Sea: The Erotic and Other Poetry by Nizar Qabbani. Lena Jayyusi (Ed.) New York: Interlink.

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. 1994. The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley.  New York:  The Modern Library.

Wordsworth, William. 1985. William Wordsworth 1770-1850. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.