A spring exhibition in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate the Rare Book Collection’s William Wordsworth Collection and related holdings in Romantic literature and British culture. “Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century” will be on view in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room from Jan. 20 through April 15. It is free and open to the public.
The exhibition contextualizes the Wordsworth Collection within global events of the long nineteenth century, from the explosive years of the French Revolution to the cataclysmic First World War. Drawing on the Rare Book Collection’s extensive holdings in Romantic literature, the exhibition considers Wordsworth in the context of transformation: how his influential approach to poetic composition transformed English literature, but also how the rapid changes that characterized his time transformed him.
If you have any questions about the exhibition, please contact Wilson Library via email or at 919.962.3765.