Module Identifier EN35720  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Damian Walford Davies  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Seminar   20 Hours 10 x 2 hr seminar workshops  
Assessment Continuous assessment   2 essays (2,500 words each)   100%  
  Resit assessment   Resubmit any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements.    

Brief description

This module takes as its general theme the symbiosis of literature and radical culture in the age of the French Revolution. Specifically, it seeks to locate the major literary figures of the 1790s firmly in the social, intellectual and political context of the age. It will also examine the political discourse of the 1790s, reveal the interface between literature and politics in the work of such major figures as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey, and highlight the experience and achievement of such important political figures of the 1790s as William Godwin, George Dyer, Thomas Holcroft, and John Thelwall. An important emphasis will be the formative personal, as well as intellectual and ideological, links between the 1790s creative artists and its radical thinkers.