Clara Busby is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She received her M.A. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her B.A. from the University of Montevallo.
Her dissertation research explores the work of Romantic poet William Wordsworth; he composed literary doctrine with a prominent interest in the possibilities of sound for his poetry and its aesthetic effects. In her work, she provides a nuanced transdisciplinary framework for analyzing the intuitive perception of possible acoustic events in poetry and for understanding the historical and present-day performances of poetry as linguistic recitations capable of transfusing physiological affect.
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“It is here that Wordsworth would sit to compose his verse. He also passed through The Summer House to the far terrace where he would recite his verse aloud while pacing to and fro.”