Announcements, Publications

Professor Emeritus Publishes on John Clare’s “Agrarian Idyll”

Gary Harrison’s “John Clare’s Agrarian Idyll: A Confluence of Pastoral and Georgic” has been published in John Goodridge and Bridget Keegan’s collection of essays A History of British Working Class Literature from Cambridge University Press (2017). His chapter shows how Clare’s poetry appropriates and transforms the political valences of the pastoral and georgic modes to fashion a distinctive and radical poetic voice championing the rights of rural laborers and small farmers in the mid nineteenth century.

In addition, Harrison’s review essay of recent work in Romantic ecocriticism recently was published in European Romantic Review (28.1.2017).