British Romanticism 1785- 1832
University of Stirling
Area of Study
English, Literature, Literatures in English
Taught In English
PrerequisitesFour English modules on academic transcript.
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewCharacterised by volatility, the British Romantic period (roughly 1785-1832) irrevocably altered ways ofthinking?politically, culturally, intellectually, psychologically, aesthetically. It also produced some of the mostfascinating and controversial figures in literary history. Many of these writers? imaginations were sparked by theraging debate over the French Revolution; to varying degrees they declared literary independence. ThoughRomantic writers approached their art in diverse ways and the movement was far from monolithic, certain keydevelopments may be identified as ?Romantic?. Drawing from various literary genres and the work of bothcanonical and lesser known writers, this module will investigate Romanticism thematically by exploring andcontextualising some of their preoccupations: personal freedom and individual subjectivity, popular culture andthe role of the poet, sensibility and the culturally ?feminine?, ?sense? and satire in a time of upheaval, Gothichorrors and psychological landscapes, Nature and the creative Imagination, and rewriting of the pastoral. Themodule aims to assess the ways in which the climate of revolution, rebellion, and reaction encouraged andshaped Romantic innovations in literary form.
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