Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

English

Date of Award

5-2006

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Michael A. Cody

Committee Members

William Styron Harris Jr., Judith B.Slagle

Abstract

Coleridge's usual use of opium was through laudanum, a mixture of opium and alcohol. This thesis presents the history of and criticism regarding the poet's use of laudanum and the physical and emotional consequences the drug held for him and his writing career.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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