• Clara Busby is a graduate student at The University of Alabama pursuing a Ph.D. in English Literature and specializing in British Romanticism. She teaches Literature and Composition courses.
  • Research Overview

  • Her research recovers the background for understanding poetic sound, both as it appeared in theory—that is, in physiology and philosophy of mind—and as it occurred in practice in scenes of recitation and audition during the Romantic period. This background, clarified by modern-day cognitive science, reveals William Wordsworth’s association of the power of sound with attention and the peculiar power of poetry to move, direct, or drive the reader’s body and mind.
  • Full Name

  • Clara Busby