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  1. General Reading 13 items
    1. Mourning and Melancholia - Sigmund Freud

      Chapter Essential

    2. The English elegy: studies in genre from Spenser to Yeats - Peter M. Sacks c1985

      Book Recommended

    3. Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney - Jahan Ramazani 1994

      Book Recommended

    4. Beyond consolation: Death, Sexuality, and the Changing Shapes of Elegy - Melissa F. Zeiger 1997

      Book Further

    5. Grief and English Renaissance Elegy - G. W. Pigman, III, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 1985 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. Black sun: depression and melancholia - Julia Kristeva c1989

      Book Further

    7. Death, dying and bereavement in a changing world - Alan R. Kemp 2017

      Book Further

    8. Bereavement: studies of grief in adult life - Colin Murray Parkes, Holly G. Prigerson 2010

      Book Further

    9. Elegy & paradox: testing the conventions - W. David Shaw c1994

      Book Further

    10. On death and dying - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross 1970

      Book 

    11. Loss: sadness and depression - John Bowlby, Askews and Holts 1998

      Book Further

  2. Weekly Seminar Reading 92 items
    1. Week 1: How to Mourn 8 items
      1. Primary Sources 5 items
        1. Tract - William Carlos Williams

          Chapter Essential

        2. Death - Donald Revell 2008

          Article Essential

      2. Further Reading 3 items
        1. 'Interpreting the Genre: The Elegy and the Work of Mourning' in The English elegy: studies in genre from Spenser to Yeats - Peter M. Sacks c1985

          Chapter Essential Read this chapter before the first seminar if you can, but certainly during the first few weeks, as this is an important introduction to psychoanalytic approaches to the genre, and helpful in its listing of elegiac conventions.

    2. Week 2: Restraint and Excess 11 items
      1. Primary Sources: Poems 5 items
        1. On the Death of My First and Dearest Child, Hector Philips - Katherine Philips

          Chapter Essential This poem is widely available, including in Vol. B of the Norton Anthology

        2. Upon ye Sight of my Abortive Birth - Mary Carey

          Chapter Essential

        3. Book of the Duchess - Geoffrey Chaucer

          Chapter Essential Read the whole poem if you can, but we will concentrate on a few key passages in the seminar, focusing on the Black Knight's expression of his grief.

      2. Primary Sources: Tomb Sculpture 3 items
      3. Secondary Reading 3 items
    3. Week 3: Weaving, Stitching, Mending 14 items
      1. Primary Sources: Poems 7 items
        1. The man with night sweats - Thom Gunn 1992

          Book Recommended

        2. Eulogy - Carol Muske-Dukes

          Webpage Essential

        3. 'Here', in Love Alone: Eighteen Elegies for Rog - Paul Monette 2014

          Chapter Essential Digital version not currently available as this text is currently excluded from the HE Licence by the Copyright Licensing Agency. There are various recordings of this poem online, however, of variable quality!

        4. Love alone: 18 elegies for Rog - Paul Monette 1988

          Book Essential Please read the poem 'Here'. Digital version not currently available as this text is currently excluded from the HE Licence by the Copyright Licensing Agency. There are various recordings of this poem online, however, of variable quality!

      2. Visual Resources 4 items
      3. Secondary Reading 3 items
    4. Week 4: Shrines 4 items
      1. Primary Sources 2 items
        1. Adonais - Percy Bysshe Shelley

          Chapter Essential

      2. Secondary Reading 2 items
        1. On Photographic Elegy - Josh Ellenbogen 2010

          Chapter Essential

        2. The English elegy: studies in genre from Spenser to Yeats - Peter M. Sacks c1985

          Book Recommended

    5. Week 5: War Memorials 13 items
      1. Primary Sources: Poems 7 items
        1. To His Love - Ivor Gurney

          Chapter Essential

        2. Glory of Women - Siegfried Sassoon

          Chapter Essential

        3. Cenotaph - Charlotte Mew

          Chapter Essential

        4. Desert Flowers - Keith Douglas

          Chapter Essential

        5. In a Notebook - James Fenton

          Chapter Essential

      2. Primary Sources: Monuments, Sculpture, Installations 3 items
      3. Secondary Reading 3 items
        1. Modern English war poetry - Tim Kendall 2009

          Book Recommended

        2. Introduction - Tim Kendall 2009

          Chapter Recommended

    6. Week 6: READING WEEK 1 item
      1. Nox - Anne Carson 2010

        Book Recommended

    7. Week 7: The Victorian Art of Mourning 6 items
      1. Primary Sources 2 items
        1. In Memoriam - Tennyson

          Book Essential

        2. Tennyson: a selected edition - Alfred Tennyson 2014

          Book Essential You will find 'In Memoriam' in other editions of Tennyson's works.

      2. Visual Resources 1 item
        1. V&A · Jewellery

          Webpage Recommended A useful resource for examples of mourning lockets, rings, brooches and hair art.

      3. Secondary Reading 3 items
        1. Tennyson - Christopher Ricks 1989

          Book Recommended

    8. Week 8: Rewriting the Past 5 items
      1. Primary Sources 5 items
        1. Unexpected elegies: "Poems of 1912-13" and other poems about Emma - Thomas Hardy, Claire Tomalin 2010

          Book Essential Any edition of Hardy's 'Poem's of 1912-13' can be used, but this recent edition has some other useful resources included.

      2. Secondary Reading 0 items
    9. Week 9: The Consolatory Power of Nature 8 items
      1. Primary Sources 3 items
        1. Lycidas - John Milton

          Chapter Essential Any good scholarly edition is acceptable - Longman annotated edition has the best notes, but the text with some background information is also in the Norton Anthology.

        2. North Haven - Elizabeth Bishop 2011

          Chapter Essential

        3. The Ice Cream Man, in Collected poems - Michael Longley 2006

          Chapter Essential This poem was originally published in Gorse Fires (1991), but any edition is acceptable.

      2. Secondary Sources 4 items
        1. Michael Longley on The Ice Cream Man - YouTube

          Audio-visual document Recommended A lovely little video where Longley reads the poem and briefly provides some context. Highly recommended.

      3. Other Visual Resources 1 item
    10. Week 10: Grief and Gender: Husbands 6 items
      1. Primary Sources 4 items
        1. An Exequy - Peter Porter

          Chapter Essential

        2. The Exequy - Henry King

          Chapter Essential

        3. Birthday letters - Ted Hughes 1998

          Book Essential Selected poems to be advised

        4. Elegies - Douglas Dunn 1985

          Book Essential Selected poems to be confirmed

      2. Secondary Reading 2 items
        1. Jonson and King - George Pigman III

          Chapter Essential

    11. Week 11: Grief and Gender: Wives 14 items
      1. Primary Sources 9 items
        1. Sparrow: poems - Carol Muske-Dukes 2003

          Book Essential Essential reading: 'When He Fell', 'Butterfly', 'Ovation', The Queen of Tragedy', 'Our Side'

        2. Maggi & Henrietta: drawings of Henrietta Moraes - Maggi Hambling 2001

          Book Essential The opening essay by John Berger, and the first and last portraits (together with Hambling's title/poem) have been digitised, but try and view the rest of the series if you can.

        3. The Keening - Penelope Shuttle

          Chapter Essential

        4. The Scattering - Penelope Shuttle

          Chapter Essential

        5. The Songs - Penelope Shuttle

          Chapter Essential

        6. To Be Whispered - Penelope Shuttle

          Chapter Essential

        7. Wife, Widow - Penelope Shuttle

          Chapter Essential

      2. Other portraits and visual resources 4 items
        1. National Portrait Gallery - BP Portrait Award winners, 1990 - 2013

          Webpage Recommended Daphne Todd, 2010 Portrait Award Winner: Last Portrait of Mother

      3. Secondary Reading 1 item
    12. Week 12: Bricolage 2 items
      1. This final session is mainly focused on presentation of the group project. 

      2. Primary Sources 1 item
        1. Nox - Anne Carson 2010

          Book Essential

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