ELIT401 The Romantic Age

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
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ELIT401 The Romantic Age 2 1 6 Monday 15.00-15.50; Wednesday 12.00-13.50
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Course Objectives ELIT 401 course aims to introduce the students to the most significant authors in literature in English language from the Romantic period (1785-1830) and the historical, cultural, political and aesthetic contexts in which they worked and which they markedly influenced. The students will have an opportunity to read, analyse and discuss selected texts individually and in small groups during in-class activities through which they will form their own opinion about the authors and ideological or aestethic implications of their works in this literary period. Following discussions, the students will write analyses in form of essays applying key literary concepts and terminology to demonstrate their understanding of the selected literary texts. The course will improve the students' overall oral, writing and collaborative skills.
Textbook The Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol.2; The Poetry Foundation selected articles; Frankenstein by M.Shelley
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify major authors from the Romantic period and their most important works, both in prose and verse
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of characteristics of this period, the historical, cultural, political and artistic ones
  3. Use appropriate terminology and concepts to discuss literary works as an individual or as part of a team
  4. Write an essay - analysis and interpretation of a particular work of literature using appropriate terminology
  5. Employ acquired knowledge and skills to analyse, synthesise and interpret literary works and communicate what has been learned
Teaching Methods Weekly lectures; in-class discussions and group work; close reading, individual work; student self-assessment and peer evaluation; Attendance is compulsory and students are expected to attend at least 70% of the course. Students should come to class having read the assigned material and ready to take part in discussions concerning it. All students are expected to come to class with the texts being studied.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Registration period; introduction to the course and syllabus the syllabus
Week 2 Introduction to the historical context of 18th century: philosophy, arts, politics: “The Spirit of the Age”; Prose: political fiction; Edmund Burke: On the Revolution in France; Thomas Pain: Rights of Man; Mary Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Men; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; A Letter from Sweden The Norton Anthology: pp.152-159; 159-163; (167-170); 170-195; 204-208; 163-167; an article from encyclopedia;
Week 3 Early Romantic Poetry: William Blake: Biography and works Blake: Songs of Innocence (Introduction; The Lamb; The Little Black Boy; The Chimney Sweeper); Songs of Experience (Introduction; The Clod & the Pebble; The Chimney Sweeper; The Tyger); The Norton Anthology: pp. 81-87; 87-97; The Poetry Foundation article
Week 4 Robert Burns: Biography and works; A Red, Red Rose; To a Mouse; To a Louse Such a parcel of rogues in a nation; William Wordsworth: Biography and works; prose: Preface to Lyrical Ballads; The subject and language of poetry; What is a poet; The Norton Anthology: 145; 135; 136; 144; The Poetry Foundation article; The Norton Antology: 262-263;263-269; 269-273;
Week 5 Wordsworth: poetry: I wondered lonely as a cloud;Lines (Tintern Abbey); Lucy Gray; London, 1802 (to Milton); The World is too much with us; Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Biography and works; The Eolian Harp; The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; The Norton Anthology: 305-306 258-262; 277-279; 319; The Poetry Foundation article; The Norton Antology: 426-428; 430-446;
Week 6 Coleridge: Kubla Khan; Christabel; To William Wordsworth; Revision: Enlightenment and the Romanticism; Internationalisation of English poets The Norton Antology: 446-449;449-464; 471-473
Week 7 Midterm exam
Week 8 Prose: the gothic novel: Horace Walpole –from The Castle of Otranto; Ann Radclilff – from The Mysteries of Udolpho; Essays: William Hazlitt: My First Acquaintance with Poets; On Poetry in General; Mary Shelley: Biography; Frankenstein, an article; Mary Shelley: Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus: The Norton Anthology: 579-581; 594-594; 541-554; A New Yorker article; The Poetry Foundation article; Frankenstein, 1818 edition
Week 9 The Later Romantic Poetry: Percy Bysshe Shelley: Biography and works; To Wordsworth; Mont Blanc; Ode to the West Wind; The Poetry Foundation article; The Norton Anthology: 744; 745-761;762-766;
Week 10 Shelley: Alastor, or The Spirit of Solitude; John Keats: Biography and works; On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer; To Homer; La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad; The Norton Anthology: pp. 772-775; The Poetry Foundation article; The Norton Anthology: 880; 888; 899;
Week 11 Keats: Ode to a Nightingale; Ode on a Grecian Urn; Lord Byron: Biography and works; She walks in beauty; Stanzas for Music; from “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage”: Canto 3 (Waterloo; Napoleon; Switzerland); The Norton Anthology: pp. 903-904; 905; The Poetry Foundation article; The Norton Anthology: 612; 614; 619-628;
Week 12 Lord Byron: from “Don Juan”: Canto 1 (Juan and Donna Julia); Prose: Byron: a letter to To Percy Bysshe Shelley; novel: Sir Walter Scott Biography and works; The Norton Anthology:670-697; 740-741; an article
Week 13 Jane Austen: Biography and works; Watching the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice Article: Jane Austen and social judgement
Week 14 Revision; Preparation for final exams; Poetry Lab(yrinth) selected works
Week 15 Revision; preparation for final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 3,4,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
In-term exam 1 30 3,4,5
Presentation 1 10 1,2,3,5
Quizzes 2 20 1,2
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 In-term exam study 10 2 20
Quizzesgnments 6 2 12 Final exam study 10 3 30
Home study 3 14 42 Presentation 4 1 4
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 29/09/2020
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