|Module Title||19TH CENTURY LITERATURE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Damian Walford Davies|
|Other staff||Mrs Carol M Marshall, Dr D Kevin Mills, Dr Richard J Marggraf-Turley, Dr William G Slocombe|
|Pre-Requisite||EN10120 , EN10320|
|Course delivery||Lecture||30 Hours 30 x 1 hour lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours 10 x 1 hour seminars|
1. to introduce students to a range of poetry, fiction and non-fictional prose from the period of the French Revolution to the Fin de Siecle;
2. to locate this writing in the literary, socio-historical and cultural contexts in which it was produced and read;
3. to encourage students to reflect critically on the texts chosen for special study;
4. to encourage students to explore the relations between literary texts and between texts and their contexts;
5. to encourage students to familiarize themselves with recent critical debates about nineteenth-century literature.
1. Romanticism and Romantic Poetry
Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads; Keats, selected poems.
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 Fiction
Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
5. Victorian Poetry
Tennyson, Maud; the dramatic monologue; selected Victorian women's poetry
6. Fiction at the fin de siecle: the rise of the short story
Conan Doyle, selected Sherlock Holmes stories
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 key texts (see below), others will use the key texts as the focus for the consideration of broader contextual issues.
Weekly seminars: will focus on seminar texts (see below).
Students are required to:
1. Submit one essay of c. 2,500 words with detailed reference to AT LEAST ONE of the Romantic texts taught in the first half of the semester (i.e., up to and including Jane Austen). There will be both text- and more general topic-based questions. The essay will contribute 25% of the module mark.
2. Sit a three hour examination at the end of the semester, in which students will be required to answer TWO questions, choosing one from each section of the paper. Section 1 will consist of questions on the Victorian texts taught in the second half of the module (i.e., post-Jane Austen). Section 2 will consist of general questions on nineteenth-century literature, and will require you to answer on AT LEAST TWO texts. (In this section you may write either on Romantic texts, or on Victorian texts, or on both.) The examination will contribute 75% of the module mark.
There must be no overlap of material either (a) between the essay you have written and the examination answers, or (b) between two examination answers. Taken together, your essay and your two examination answers should demonstrate knowledge of at least FOUR authors.
This module is at CQFW Level 6