ENGLISH ROMANTICISM: LITERATURE AND POLITICS (1780-1830)

Course Information
TitleΑΓΓΛΙΚΟΣ ΡΟΜΑΝΤΙΣΜΟΣ: ΛΟΓΟΤΕΧΝΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ (1780-1830) / ENGLISH ROMANTICISM: LITERATURE AND POLITICS (1780-1830)
CodeΛογ6-375
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600007253

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600067859
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES: • ABILITY TO MAP AND INTERPRET THE MOVEMENT OF ENGLISH ROMANTICISM AND ITS SOCIAL-POLITICAL DIMENSION THROUGH THE READING OF SELECTED LITERARY AND HISTORICAL TEXTS • FAMILIARIZATION OF STUDENTS WITH THE BROAD CROSS-SECTION OF WRITERS WORKING IN THE YEARS BETWEEN 1789-1832 • FAMILIARIZATION OF STUDENTS WITH THEORETICAL TEXTS AND ABILITY TO CONNECT THEM WITH THE LITERATURE EXAMINED
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
THE COURSE PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH AN ADVANCED INTRODUCTION TO THE SCHOLARLY AND CRITICAL STUDY OF POETRY AND OTHER WRITINGS (NON-FICTION PROSE, SHORT FICTION, DRAMA) WRITTEN IN THE BRITISH ROMANTIC ERA (1780-1832). INFORMED BY RECENT SCHOLARSHIP IN ROMANTIC STUDIES, OUR READING OF SELECTED TEXTS WILL ATTEND CLOSELY TO THE HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS IN WHICH THE LITERATURE IS EMBEDDED. SPECIFICALLY, WE WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE THEMES OF REVOLUTION, GENDER, EMPIRE, EXOTICISM, IDENTITY, AUTHORSHIP AND GENRE. ALONG WITH THE POETRY AND PROSE WE WILL READ CONTEMPORARY THEORETICAL TEXTS THAT ADDRESS THESE AREAS. THE WRITERS TO BE STUDIED WILL INCLUDE BLAKE, BARBAULD, ROBINSON, BYRON, BAILLIE, BECKFORD, COLERIDGE, SHELLEY, HEMANS, CLARE, WORDSWORTH AND KEATS.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Description
Use of multimedia, power point presentations, exploration of various online databases and digital projects: Romantic Circles: http://www.rc.umd.edu The William Blake archive: http://blakearhive.org Voice of the Shuttle: http://vos.ucsb.edu (general humanities site) “The English Romantic Page”: http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=2750 International Byron Society: http://www.internationalbyronsociety.org (Byron’s life and works) British Women Romantic Poets, 1789-1832: http://digital.lib.ucdavis.edu/
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.6
Reading Assigment783.1
Project120.5
Written assigments190.8
Exams30.1
Total1516.0
Student Assessment
Description
Assessment is based on an brief critical essay with limited bibliography (30% of the final grade) and on a final examination with a combination of two short essay questions on taught materials plus an essay question on a previously untaught text (70% of the final grade). The essay is assessed on the basis of organisation, argumentation, quality of expression in English and skills of analysis and synthesis in interpreting the movement of English Romanticism and its social-political dimension. The final examination is assessed on the basis of factual knowledge and familiarity with the required readings, in addition to the above criteria. There are also optional oral presentations. Students are responsible for a fifteen-minute presentation so as to initiate discussion (e.g. introduce the class to a poet and to the historical context of his/her work, discuss an aspect of a poem, analyse a critical source etc. Students will also have to produce a handout to facilitate class discussion). Prior consultation with the instructor is necessary. Successful completion of this task will result in an extra mark on the students’ overall grade. The criteria are made known to the students at the beginning of the course.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Romanticism, ed. Duncan Wu, Blackwell, 3rd Edition Φωτοτυπημένο και σκαναρισμένο υλικό (δείτε τις δευτερεύουσες πηγές στο παρακάτω αναλυτικό πρόγραμμα) Αναλυτικό πρόγραμμα της ύλης του μαθήματος: i) Romanticism and Transcendence / Perceptions of Nature / Language and the New Poetic / Imagination Percy Bysshe Shelley,“Mont Blanc” (1075-79 & Journal-Letter 1073-74); “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty” (1071-1073) William Wordsworth,“Intimations of Immortality” (538-542) Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “The Eolian Harp” (601-605) Wasserman, Earl R. “Power and the Cycle of Mutability: Mont Blanc,” “Intellectual Beauty and the Self: Hymn to Intellectual Beauty.” Shelley: A Critical Reading. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1971. Trilling, Lionel. “The Immortality Ode.” The Liberal Imagination: Essays on Literature and Society. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1976. BACKGROUND READING: Kitson, Peter J. “Introduction.” Coleridge, Keats and Shelley. Ed. Peter J. Kitson. Houndmills: Macmillan, 1996. Diffey, T.J. “The Roots of the Imagination: The Philosophical Context,” and Stephen Prickett “Romantic Literature.” The Romantics. Ed. Stephen Prickett. London: Methuen, 1981. Wu, Duncan. “Introduction.” Romanticism: An Anthology. xxx-xlii. ii) Romanticism and Revolution The Revolution Controversy and the “Spirit of the Age”: Richard Price, Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft. Norton, 148-167. William Godwin, from Political Justice (153-154) William Wordsworth, Books 10 and 11 of The Prelude. Norton, 371-378. Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Epistle to William Wilberforce (38-41) John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” (1397-1400) Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus Unbound (1091-1149) Scrivener, Michael. “Literature and Politics.” The Cambridge Companion to English Literature 1740-1830. Ed. Thomas Keymer and Jon Mee. Cambridge: CUP, 2004. Dawson, P.M.S. “Poetry in an Age of Revolution.” The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism. Cambridge: CUP, 1993. Duff, David. “From Revolution to Romanticism: The Historical Context to 1800.” A Companion to Romanticism. Ed. Duncan Wu. Oxford: Blackwell, 1998. Vendler, Helen. “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” The Odes of Keats. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1983. O’Neill, Michael. “Prometheus Unbound.” A Companion to Romanticism. Ed. Duncan Wu. Oxford: Blackwell, 1998. iii) Romanticism and Gender Anna Laetitia Barbauld, “On a Lady’s Writing” (corpus) Mary Robinson, “A London Summer Morning” (cf. Wordsworth’s “Composed upon Westminster Bridge” [534‒35]) William Blake, Visions of the Daughters of Albion (217-223) Keats, Lamia (1403-1419) Mellor, Anne. “Introduction: Romanticism, Gender and Genre.” Romanticism and Gender. New York: Routledge, 1993. Cox, Jeffrey N. “Lamia, Isabella, and The Eve of St. Agnes.” The Cambridge Companion to Keats. Ed. Susan Wolfson. Cambridge: CUP, 2001. Mellor, Anne. “Keats and the Complexities of Gender.” The Cambridge Companion to Keats. Ed. Susan Wolfson. Cambridge: CUP, 2001. Extract from David Erdman, Blake: Prophet against Empire (1954). The Romantic Poets. Ed. Uttara Natarajan. MA: Blackwell, 2007. iv) Romanticism and Empire George Gordon, Lord Byron, The Giaour (corpus) Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alastor (1053-1071) Fulford, Tim, and Peter J. Kitson, eds. Romanticism and Colonialism: Writing and Empire, 1780-1830. Cambridge: CUP, 1998. pp. 1-47. Butler, Marilyn. “The Orientalism of Byron’s Giaour.” Byron and the Limits of Fiction. Ed. Bernard Beatty and Vincent Newey. Liverpool: Liverpool Univ. Press, 1988. Wasserman, Earl R. “The Poetry of Skepticism: Alastor” Shelley: A Critical Reading. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1971. Αshcroft, Bill, and Pal Ahluwalia. Edward Said: The Paradox of Identity. London: Routledge, 1999. v) Romanticism and Identity George Gordon, Lord Byron, from Don Juan, Dedication and Canto I (933-987) William Wordsworth, The Prelude I, (VI, XI). Norton 322-338. Felicia Hemans, from Records of Woman (1249-1306) John Clare, (1223) William Hazlitt, “My First Acquaintance with Poets” (771-784) George Gordon, Lord Byron, “To the Po. 2 June 1819” (1036-1037) Stabler, Jane. “Don Juan.” A Companion to Romanticism. Ed. Duncan Wu. Oxford: Blackwell, 1998. Roberts, Adam. “Records of Woman.” A Companion to Romanticism. Ed. Duncan Wu. Oxford: Blackwell, 1998. Benedict, Barbara M. “Readers, Writers, Reviewers, and the Professionalization of Literature.” The Cambridge Companion to English Literature 1740-1830. Ed. Thomas Keymer and Jon Mee. Cambridge: CUP, 2004. vi) Romanticism and the Gothic Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Additional bibliography for study
Δείγμα βιβλιογραφικών πηγών διαθέσιμα στη Βιβλιοθήκη του Τμήματος Αγγλικής Γλώσσας και Φιλολογίας: Abrams, M.H. The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition. Oxford: OUP, 1953. Armstrong, Isobel. “The Gush of the Feminine.” Romantic Women Writers: Voices and Countervoices. Ed. Paula Feldman and Theresa M. Kelley. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1995. Beer, John B. Romantic Consciousness: Blake to Mary Shelley. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Behrendt, Stephen C. Reading William Blake. Houndmills: Macmillan, 1992. Bhabha, Homi. The Location of Culture. London: Routledge, 1994. Bone, Drummond, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Byron. Cambridge: CUP, 2004. Bygrave, Stephen, ed. Romantic Writings. London: Routledge in association with the Open University Press, 1996. Burke, Edmund. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origins of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful. Ed. James Boulton. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987. Chandler, James, and Maureen N. McLane, eds. The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry 1780‒1830. Cambridge: CUP, 2008. Colley, Linda. Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837. London: Vintage, 1992. Curran, Stuart, ed. The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Duffy, Cian. Shelley and the Revolutionary Sublime. Cambridge: CUP, 2005. Eaves, Morris, ed. The Cambridge Companion to William Blake. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Everest, Kelvin. English Romantic Poetry: An Introduction to the Historical Context and the Literary Scene. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1990. Franklin, Caroline. Byron. London: Routledge, 2007. Fulford, Tim and Peter J. Kitson, eds. Romanticism and Colonialism: Writing and Empire, 1780-1830. Cambridge: CUP, 1998. Gill, Stephen, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Wordsworth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Janowitz, Anne. Women Romantic Poets: Anna Barbauld and Mary Robinson. Tavistock: Northcote House, 2004. Kelly, Gary. Women, Writing, and Revolution, 1790-1827. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Klancher, Jon P. A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age. Wiley InterScience (online service). MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2009. Leask, Nigel. British Romantic Writers and the East: Anxieties of Empire. Cambridge: CUP, 2005. McCalman, Iain et al. eds. An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age: British Culture 1776-1832. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. [Reference guide] Mellor, Anne K. Romanticism and Gender. New York: Routledge, 1993. ---, ed. Romanticism and Feminism. Indiana University Press, 1988. ---. Mothers of the Nation: Women’s Political Writing in England. Indiana Univ. Press, 2000. Natarajan, Uttara, ed. The Romantic Poets: A Guide to Criticism. MA: Blackwell, 2007. O’Neill, Michael. Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Literary Life. London: Macmillan, 1989. ---. The Human Mind’s Imaginings: Conflict and Achievement in Shelley’s Poetry. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. Paley, Morton D. Apocalypse and Millennium in English Romantic Poetry. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003. Perry, Seamus. Coleridge and the Uses of Division. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999. Pratt, Mary Louise. Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation. London: Routledge, 1992. Roe, Nicholas. The Politics of Nature: William Wordsworth and Some Contemporaries. New York: Palgrave, 2002. Ross, Marlon. The Contours of Masculine Desire: Romanticism and the Rise of Women’s Poetry. Oxford: OUP, 1989. Ruston, Sharon. Romanticism. London: Continuum, 2007. Said, Edward. Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient. 1978. London: Penguin, 1995. ---. Culture and Imperialism. London: Vintage, 1994. Schoina, Maria. Romantic Anglo-Italians: Configurations of Identity in Byron, the Shelleys, and the Pisan Circle. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009. Stabler, Jane. Burke to Byron, Barbauld to Baillie, 1790-1830. New York: Palgrave, 2002. Stauffer, Andrew M. Anger, Revolution and Romanticism. Cambridge: CUP, 2005. Watson, J.R. English Poetry of the Romantic Period, 1789-1830. 2nd ed. London: Longman, 1992. Wilson, Carol Shiner and Joel Haefner, eds. Revisioning Romanticism: British Women Writers 1776‒1837. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1994. Wolfson, Susan J. The Cambridge Companion to Keats. Cambridge: CUP, 2001. ---. Borderlines. The Shiftings of Gender in British Romanticism. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford UP, 2006. Wu, Duncan, ed. A Companion to Romanticism. Oxford: Blackwell, 1998. Wu, Duncan. Romanticism: A Critical Reader. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995.
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