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How to Read and Interpret Manuscripts

Professor Sally Bushell from Lancaster University, introduces us to the study of Wordsworths's manuscripts and explains what we can learn from them.

A key feature of this course is the opportunity to examine the manuscripts of Wordsworth’s poetry, 90% of which are held in the Jerwood Centre, Grasmere.

In this video, Professor Sally Bushell – one of the world’s leading experts on Wordsworth scholars – introduces us to the study of manuscripts and explains what we can learn from them.

While watching this film you may like to take notes – it will be followed in the next step by a quiz.

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