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Romantic Literature I (6 points)


Leader: TBA

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The unit examines the birth and development of British romanticism from romance. It begins with a brief study of romance, chiefly in Spenser and Milton, passes to a study of forgery, examines the work of William Blake, and concentrates on the writings of the Wordsworth Circle: the poetry of William Wordsworth, and S. T. Coleridge, and the journals of Dorothy Wordsworth.

Assessment: Two essays (2250 words each) + Third-year students will be required to demonstrate a greater engagement with the theory and history of romance and romanticism than second-year students

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: A second-year sequence in English or Comparative Literature (not Cultural Studies)

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