Redfield, "Wordsworth, Poetry, Romanticism: An Interview with Geoffrey Hartman"

This text consists of an interview with the great Romanticist and Wordsworth scholar Geoffrey Hartman. Romanticism is a mainstay of the conversation between Hartman and Marc Redfield, centering on Hartman’s life-long shaping of Wordsworth as the paradoxically both radical and measured bearer of modernity. Their discussion also touches upon a wide range of topics that include the necessity of a multi-linguistic approach to literature, the nature of terror, and how Hartman and Harold Bloom read differently. This essay appears in _Geoffrey Hartman and Harold Bloom: Two Interviews_, a volume of _Romantic Circles Praxis Series_, prepared exclusively for Romantic Circles (http://www.rc.umd.edu/), University of Maryland.