British Romanticism 1785- 1832

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    British Romanticism 1785- 1832

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature, Literatures in English

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Four English modules on academic transcript.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Characterised by volatility, the British Romantic period (roughly 1785-1832) irrevocably altered ways of
    thinking?politically, culturally, intellectually, psychologically, aesthetically. It also produced some of the most
    fascinating and controversial figures in literary history. Many of these writers? imaginations were sparked by the
    raging debate over the French Revolution; to varying degrees they declared literary independence. Though
    Romantic writers approached their art in diverse ways and the movement was far from monolithic, certain key
    developments may be identified as ?Romantic?. Drawing from various literary genres and the work of both
    canonical and lesser known writers, this module will investigate Romanticism thematically by exploring and
    contextualising some of their preoccupations: personal freedom and individual subjectivity, popular culture and
    the role of the poet, sensibility and the culturally ?feminine?, ?sense? and satire in a time of upheaval, Gothic
    horrors and psychological landscapes, Nature and the creative Imagination, and rewriting of the pastoral. The
    module aims to assess the ways in which the climate of revolution, rebellion, and reaction encouraged and
    shaped Romantic innovations in literary form.

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