ENG3112 - Romanticism

Year of Study:3 or 4
Credit Units: 3
Duration: 45hours
Prerequisites: ENG1100 Introduction to Literature,
ENG2100 Exploring the Genre of Poetry,
ENG2101 Exploring English Novels,
ENG2102 Drama and Theatre
or with special permission from Instructor and approval by Department Head
Module Description
The module aims to explore a wide range of Romantic literary works between 1780 and 1840 and introduce students to their ideology, styles and formal aspects. Through an in-depth study of literary texts in the covered period, students will be encouraged to identify and consider in an informed sense of different aspects of the term ‘Romantic’ in relation to poetic theory and practice and connect this knowledge to other forms of writing in the period and in wider cultural and historical contexts.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate awareness and informed appreciation of specific Romantic literary texts and authors as well as a nuanced engagement with key literary approaches to the literature of the period 1780–1840.

  2. acquire an advanced awareness of the range of literary themes and methods from the covered period and to relate them to their social, cultural and historical contexts;

  3. demonstrate a capacity to identify, address and inter-relate the appropriate interpretive and theoretical issues arising from Romantic literary texts and produce critically informed analyses;

  4. apply the above knowledge and skills in constructing and communicating a sustained and informed appreciation of the literary value of the texts considered both verbally and in the writing of coherent, informed critical essays;

  5. transfer above skills into intellectual and professional skills to construct and communicate a sustained analysis of texts and to conduct research and evaluate the material in a wider cultural and intellectual context.