|| EN20720 |
|| NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Damian Walford Davies |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Dr Jonathan Shears, Mr Michael J Smith, Dr Richard J Marggraf-Turley |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 x 1 hour lecture |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 10 x 1 hour seminar |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 X 2000 WORD ESSAY to show knowledge of at least one text taught in the first half of the module.||33%|
|Semester Exam|| 2 QUESTION EXAM Question 1 on a single text from Section A;
Question 2 to show knowledge of at least two texts.||67%|
|Supplementary Assessment||100 Hours Resubmit or resit failed elements and/or make good any missing elements.||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
demonstrate knowledge of a range of literary texts from across the period
locate texts in appropriate cultural and historical contexts
articulate a detailed critical analysis of individual texts from the period that shows an understanding of their distinctive qualities
relate texts from the period either to each other or to a common theme
Seminars and Lectures
1. Introductory Seminar: Romanticism
Lectures: Module Rationale and Outline & Introduction to Romanticism
2. Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads
Lectures: Lyrical Ballads (1) & (2)
3. Keats, The Odes, Lamia, Eve of St Agnes, Isabella
Lectures: The Odes & Lamia, Eve of St Agnes, Isabella
4. De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
Lectures: Romantic Addictions & Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
5. Jane Austen, Persuasion
Lectures: Persuasion (1) & (2)
6. Introductory Seminar: Victorian Writing
Lectures: Victorian Writing (1) & (2)
7. Dickens, Hard Times
Lecture: Hard Times (1) & (2)
8. Tennyson, Maud
Lectures: Maud & Maud and the Dramatic Monologue
9. Various authors and texts, Victorian Women's Poetry
Lectures: Victorian Women's Poetry (1) & (2)
10. Conan Doyle, Selected Sherlock Holmes stories
Lectures: Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes stories & Fin de Siecle: Degeneracy and Writing
This revised module seeks to introduce students to a representative range of writing across the Romantic and Victorian periods. The seminar texts dramatise a number of key social and political issues (the impact of revolution, industrialism, imperialism) and map changing notions of the self, gender, sexuality and identity. The module familiarises students with a range of literary forms: poetry, the novel, periodical literature and the short story.
For each seminar text there will be 2 lectures: one closely focused on the text, and the other locating that text in wider contexts (social, political, biographical, critical, theoretical). Two lectures will also accompany each of the 2 "Introductory" seminars which introduce the 2 periods covered by this module.
|| In essays and examination answers: by formulating and putting into practice a critical approach appropriate to text and topic set |
|| In preparation for seminars, essays, and exams: by investigation of literary texts, associated critical and scholarly writing, and the relationship of literary texts to historical and cultural contexts |
|| (Written) in essays and examination answers students are encouraged to express their ideas articulately and fluently
(Oral) seminars drawn on group discussion and, if the tutor so wishes, brief student presentations
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|| Students are encouraged to take more personal initiative in the planning and conduct of their preparation for assignments than at Level 1, and to make use of a broader range of resources; formal feedback on essays and informal feedback on seminar participation help students measure their improvement |
|| Informal group work in seminars |
|| Substantial use is made of electronic text-databases (EEBO, LION), of electronic journals, and of Blackboard, and students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these |
|Personal Development and Career planning
|| Only insofar as the module covers key areas of literature in which students intending to teach English would need to demonstrate competence; or which might be related to future academic research. The module develops transferable analytical skills |
|Subject Specific Skills
|| Close reading of literary texts; grasp of generic and intertextual relationships between texts; identification and analysis of appropriate historical and cultural contexts |
** Should Be Purchased
Austen, Jane (2003.) Persuasion /Jane Austen ; edited with an introduction and notes by Gillian Beer.
Penguin Books 0141439688
De Quincey, Thomas (1998) Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings /Thomas De Quincey ; edited with an introduction and notes by Grevel Lindop.
Oxford University Press 0192836544
Dickens, Charles (1998) Hard Times, ed Law, Graham
Doyle, Arthur Conan (2001.) The adventures of Sherlock Holmes & the memoirs of Sherlock Holmes /Arthur Conan Doyle ; introduction by Iain Pears ; notes by Ed Glinert.
Keats, John (1988 (1999 prin) Selected poems /John Keats ; edited with an introduction and notes by John Barnard.
Penguin Books 0140437258
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson (1991.) Selected poems /Alfred Lord Tennyson ; edited by Aidan Day.
Penguin Books 0140445455
Wordsworth, William (2003.) Lyrical ballads and other poems /Wordsworth & Coleridge, with an introduction and notes by Martin Scofield.
Wordsworth Editions 1840225351
** Supplementary Text
(2002.) A companion to Victorian poetry /edited by Richard Cronin, Alison Chapman, and Antony H. Harrison.
Blackwell Pub. 0631222073
(2005.) Romanticism :an Oxford guide /edited by Nicholas Roe.
Oxford University Press 0199258406
Armstrong, Isobel. (1993.) Victorian poetry :poetry, poetics and politics /Isobel Armstrong.
Barrell, John. (1991.) The infection of Thomas De Quincey :a psychopathology of imperialism /John Barrell.
Yale University Press 0300049323
Blades, John. (c2004.) Wordsworth and Coleridge :lyrical ballads /John Blades.
Palgrave Macmillan 1403904790
Butler, Marilyn (1981.) Romantics, rebels and reactionaries :English literature and its background 1760-1830 /Marilyn Butler.
Oxford University Press 0192891324
Kestner, Joseph. (c1997.) Sherlock's men : masculinity, Conan Doyle, and cultural history /Joseph A. Kestner.
Pykett, Lyn (2002.) Charles Dickens /Lyn Pykett.
Roe, Nicholas. (1988.) Wordsworth and Coleridge : the radical years /Nicholas Roe.
Shaw, Marion. (1988.) Alfred Lord Tennyson /Marion Shaw.
Harvester Wheatsheaf 0710810776
Tanner, Tony. (1986.) Jane Austen /Tony Tanner.
Turley, Richard Marggraf (2004.) Keats's boyish imagination /Richard Marggraf Turley.
This module is at CQFW Level 5