October 24 – November 14, 1988
William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism is taking place on the mezzanine of the University Centre, above the University Centre Gallery. While the actual collection of rare manuscripts and paintings will not be on display, it will be adequately represented by twenty-four large, full-colour poster panels. Early editions of relevant literary works from the period shall complement the posters.
The exhibition used Wordsworth as a focal point from which to expand upon the general themes of the English Romantic period, themes such as: Childhood; Revolution; the Discovery of Nature; Unity Entire; and Memory, Imagination and the Sublime. Clearly written commentaries accompany reproductions of paintings, watercolours, portraits, manuscripts and rare books of the artists and poets of the age. Among those included are John Constable, J.M.M. Turner, William Blake, Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelly, and John Keats.