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EL2048 - The Romantic Vision

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Through supported study of some major writers of the Romantic period in England (1790-1830), this subject examines not just the poetic and fictional styles of the period, but the lasting changes in attitude of which they were the result: changes in attitude which have shaped the way many of us think and live today. To understand Romanticism is, in part, to understand ourselves.

Learning Outcomes

  • to attain an advanced understanding of what literary studies involve at university level;
  • to develop confidence in literary-critical thinking, discussion, and writing;
  • to develop a full and close understanding of the particular set texts;
  • to gain a good realization of what the Romantic era was as a whole and what its legacy has been in historical and cultural terms, but in aesthetic and moral terms.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (30%) -
  • Participation > Class participation - (20%) -
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (50%) - .

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.