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Book Presentation: Prof. Dr. Ralf Hertel and Prof. Dr. Peter Hühn: „English Poetry in Context: From the 16th to the 21st Century“ (2021)
Moderation: Henrieke Stahl
“English Poetry in Context” offers an accessible, comprehensive survey of the genre from the early modern period to the present day. Situating close readings of selected poems within their larger literary and historical contexts, it is an ideal starting point for students, teachers and other readers looking for a book that maps out the field of English poetry.
Ralf Hertel is professor of English Literature at the University of Trier. He has published widely on poetry, for instance a study on dance and modernist poetry („Tanztexte und Texttänze: Der Tanz im Gedicht der europäischen Moderne“, 2002) and essays on W. H. Auden and John Agard.
Peter Hühn is professor (retired since 2005) of English Literature at the University of Hamburg. He has published widely on poetry, especially „Geschichte der englischen Lyrik“, 2 vols. (1995), „The Narratological Analysis of Lyric Poetry: Studies in English Poetry from the 16th to the 20th Century“ (with J. Kiefer, 2005), „Europäische Lyrik seit der Antike“ (with H. Hillmann, 2005), „Facing Loss and Death: Narrative and Eventfulness in Lyrik Poetry“ (with B. Goerke, H. du Plooy, S. Schenk-Haupt, 2016).