|Module Title||19TH CENTURY LITERATURE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Patricia Duncker|
|Other staff||Dr Christoph Lindner, Dr Damian Walford Davies, Professor Lyn Pykett|
|Pre-Requisite||EN10120 , EN10320|
|Course delivery||Lecture||30 Hours|
|Assessment||Essay||1 x 2,500 word essay||25%|
|Resit assessment||Resubmit any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements.|
Texts and Topics
1. Romanticism and Romantic poetry: Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads; Keats, the Odes, 'Eve of St Agnes', 'Isabella'; a selection of Romantic poetry by women writers.
2. Romantic autobiography: Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater
3. The continued rise of the woman novelist: Jane Austen, Persuasion
4. Victorian poetry: Tennyson, Maud; the dramatic monologue; poetry by women
5. Victorian fiction: Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
6. Fiction at the fin de siecle: the rise of the short story
Lectures and seminars
Lectures: This module will have three lectures per week. Some lectures in each of the six blocks outlined above will focus on the key texts, others will use the key texts as the focus for the consideration of broader contextual issues. Weekly seminars: will focus on the key texts
1. One x 2, 500 word essay during the module (see Departmental essay deadline information)
A list of essay topics relating to the first half of the module will be circulated at the beginning of the semester. The essay will contribute 25% of the module mark.
2. A three-hour unseen examination at the end of the module. Students are required to answer two questions, choosing one from each section of the paper. Section one will consist of questions on the texts and topics taught in the second half of the module. Section two will consist of general questions on nineteenth-century literature, and will require you to answer on more than one text. The examination will contribute 75% of the module mark.
Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads, Keats, the Odes, 'Eve of St Agnes', 'Isabella', a selection of Romantic poetry by women writers. All available in M H Abrams, Stephen Greenblatt et al (eds.), The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 2 (2000); Jane Austen, Persuasion; Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater; Tennyson, Maud (in the Penguin or World's classics edition of Tennyson's poems)
Other Victorian poetry studied will be taken from The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 2.
Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son Harold Orel, (ed.) Victorian Short Stories 2 (Dent,1990)