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On successful completion of this module, students will have developed:
1. A revised understanding of British Romanticism that emphasises its engagement with the sexual body and its resistance to normative social codes;
2. An awareness of how Romantic-era texts reflect changing social, cultural, and political contexts;
3. An ability to apply a range of critical and theoretical perspectives, from medical humanities to theories of sexuality, to the analysis of Romantic texts;
4. A familiarity with a range of lesser known Romantic-era forms and genres such as confessions and drama.
Students will examine Gothic novels by Mathew Lewis, Charlotte Dacre, and Charles Maturin, as well as psychological novels and dramas by William Godwin and Percy Shelley, and confessions by Thomas De Quincey, James Hogg, and others. Students will engage with a number of writers and texts they might not previously have known of or read. They will also engage with a wide range of critical and theoretical approaches from queer and postcolonial theory to gender, race and disability studies. Students will be expected to move beyond conventional approaches to Romanticism (i.e. Romantic nature, the Romantic genius, the lyric form) towards non-normative identities and subjectivities. Some topics covered may be difficult for some students, including drug addiction, incest, and murder.
|Student Effort Type
|Specified Learning Activities
|Autonomous Student Learning
|Seminar (or Webinar)
Not applicable to this module.
|% of Final Grade
Not yet recorded.
|Within Two Trimesters
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.