Module Identifier EN32520  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator To Be Arranged  
Semester Available Semesters 1 And 2  
Course delivery Seminar   20 Hours 10 x 2 hour seminar workshops  
Assessment Continuous assessment   2 x 2,500 word essays   100%  
  Resit assessment   Resubmit any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements.    

Brief description
This module will explore the writings of the Romantic period in relation to the changing social history of the time, concentrating in particular on issues of gender. During the years which bridged the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries social attitudes and behaviour with regard to gender were in a state of flux, in transience from the emergent feminism of late eighteenth-century radicalism to the rigid polarization of gender roles characteristic of the Victorian epoch. In this option we will be looking at the works of both male and female writers of the period to examine the manner in which such changes found expression in literary texts.