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Module Code: ENG311
Module Title: Romanticism
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: English
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module introduces students to the literature and art of the Romantic movement, 1760-1860. We explore the rise, fall and legacy of Romanticism as a major cultural force in European history, reading English Romantic writings by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron and others alongside French and German texts by Rousseau, Goethe, Schiller, etc., while also considering music and the visual arts. Discussing issues of politics, philosophy, tradition, revolution, gender, genre, faith and science, we explore the coherence and diversity of Romanticism across a rapidly and unevenly changing European landscape. How, we ask, did Romantic writers and artists register their changing world, and how did they respond The module builds on the skills and period modules at level 2, and is essential to an overview of literary history, supporting final year projects in literature and further literary study.
Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key texts of the
Romantic period

B. Situate these texts within political, historical, intellectual and other cultural contexts

C. Perform close and contextual literary analysis of these texts

D. relate this literature to relevant themes and ideas in current criticism

Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (Lectures and Seminars).

Lectures which will offer information on the background, context and types of text being studied as well as ideas about how they might be read and understood.

Seminars link the lecture material to specific texts, give the students time to discuss specific passages and texts in detail, and provide opportunities for learners to develop their own interpretations, reactions, and skills of reading and comprehension.
Module content may vary from year to year, but will normally include coverage of the following topics and writers: cosmopolitanism and national identity; the ballad tradition; philosophy; education; nature; the self; political and industrial revolutions; female romanticism; the visual arts; music culture; theory; history; biography; the novel; medievalism; Europe; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Edmund Burke; Ossian/James Macpherson; Thomas Percy; Friedrich Schiller; Mary Wollstonecraft; Charlotte Smith; William Wordsworth; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; George Gordon, Lord Byron; Germaine De Stael; Joseph von Eichendorff; Victor Hugo; Friedrich Schlegel; E.T.A. Hoffman; etc.
Texts will mainly be taken from: Romanticism: An Anthology, ed. Duncan Wu (Wiley-Blackwell) and European Romantic Poetry, ed. Michael Ferber (Pearson Longman).
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13  26        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Portfolio 40.00
2 Coursework 60.00

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