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CLS3550 - Romanticism and Revolution

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Michael Ackland


Not offered in 2007


This unit will introduce students to some of the key issues raised by Romanticism, place these firmly in their historical context, and trace their evolution. In particular, we will consider visions of social reform and individual liberation, the problematic position of women and the impact of major romantic traditions in the New World. Writers discussed will include William Blake, Marcus Clarke, Charles Harpur, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Victor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe and Mary Shelley.


Essay (2500 words): 50%+ Examination (2 hours): 50%
Third-year students will be invited to show a greater degree of theoretical sophistication in their essays

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week