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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Kate Rigby


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.


Two essays (2250 words each): 100%
Third-year students will be required to demonstrate a greater engagement with the theory and history of romance and romanticism than second-year students

Chief examiner(s)

Kate Rigby

Contact hours

2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

European and European Union studies


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