Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

by Catherine Robson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691163376
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 03/22/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 3.00(d)

About the Author

Catherine Robson is is professor of English at New York University. She is the author of Men in Wonderland: The Lost Girlhood of the Victorian Gentleman (Princeton).

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
PART I - THE MEMORIZED POEM IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION 33
PART II - CASE STUDIES 91
Felicia Hemans, "Casabianca" 91
Thomas Gray, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" 123
Charles Wolfe, "The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna" 191
Afterword 219
Appendixes 235
Notes 243
Works Cited 273
Index 289

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