Romanticism (EAS2106)

StaffDr Emily BernhardJackson -
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15
NQF Level6
Pre-requisitesNone
Co-requisitesNone
Duration of Module Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

In addition to the primary literature, we will pay close attention to the central concepts and concerns of the era; the visual arts; Romantic experimentation with poetic forms; and the intertextual literary circles that formed between key Romantic figures. The early weeks of the module will introduce key Romantic concerns. At the centre of the module will be an exploration of writings by leading authors of the period, including Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Mary Wollestonecraft, Letitia Landon, John Keats, Felicia Hemans, and Lord Byron. The final weeks will be devoted to furthering our understanding of Romanticism through studying the Romantic attachment to the supernatural, before discussing the legacy of Romanticism in our own times.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. demonstrate an informed appreciation of specific literary texts and authors from the Romantic period (1780-1830);
  • 2. demonstrate a sound knowledge of the literary history of the period and the critical ideas which have been applied to it;
  • 3. demonstrate an informed appreciation of some of the key themes, topics and debates that emerge in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Romantic texts;

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 4. demonstrate an ability to analyse the literature of an earlier era and to relate its concerns and its modes of expression to its historical context;
  • 5. demonstrate an ability to interrelate texts and discourses specific to their own discipline with issues in the wider context of cultural and intellectual history;
  • 6. demonstrate an ability to understand and analyse relevant theoretical ideas, and to apply these ideas to literary texts;

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 7. through seminar work, demonstrate communication skills, and an ability to work both individually and in groups;
  • 8. through essay-writing, demonstrate appropriate research and bibliographic skills, a capacity to construct a coherent, substantiated argument, and a capacity to write clear and correct prose;
  • 9. through research for seminars and essays, demonstrate proficiency in information retrieval and analysis;
  • 10. through sitting their final examination, demonstrate proficiency in the use of memory and in the development, organization, and expression of ideas under pressure of time.

Syllabus plan

1. What were they rebelling against?

2. The French Revolution, the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution

3. William Blake

4. Romanticism and the supernatural, inc. Castle of Otranto

5. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

6. Colonialism Near and Far

7. Percy Shelley

8. Women Writers[JP1]  such as Mary Wollestonecraft, Felicia Hemans, Letitia Landon, Mary Robinson, Mary Tighe

9. Lord Byron

10. John Keats

11. Romanticism after Romanticism


 [JP1]Please add some names of women writers

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
392610

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled11Text-based lectures
Scheduled6Contextual lectures/workshops/screenings
Scheduled22Seminars
Guided independent33Study group preparation and meetings
Guided independent70Individual seminar preparation
Guided independent158Reading, research and essay preparation

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Essay1000 words1-6, 8-9Feedback sheet with opportunity for tutorial follow-up

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
454510

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Essay452000 words1-6, 8-9Feedback sheet with opportunity for tutorial follow-up
Exam452 hours1-6, 8-10Feedback sheet with opportunity for tutorial follow-up
Seminar Participation10Continuous Oral Feedback with opportunity for office hours follow-up
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Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
EssayEssay, 2000 words1-6,8-9
ExamEssay (2000 words)1-6,8-10

Re-assessment notes

give details of how re-assessment will be calculated. This section can also be used to indicate where re-assessment is not available

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Basic reading:

 

Core Reading:

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman– Mary Wollestonecraft

The Castle of Otranto– Horace Walpole

A Philosophical Enquiry into…the Sublime and the Beautiful– Edmund Burke

Lyrical Ballads– Wordsworth and Coleridge

The Norton Anthology of English Literature: Romantic Period (ed. Greenblatt and Abrams)

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

ELE – Yes College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

17/01/2014

Last revision date

15/02/2017

Key words search

English, literature, Romantic, Romanticism, Nature, Imagination, Sublime