Descriptif

This lecture course will offer you an introduction to the literature of the Romantic period (c.1770-1832). We will examine a range of writings - poetry in various forms, the novel, the essay, political discourse - in order to get to grips with a key period in the development of modern literature and society. We will understand much of the literature of the age as a response to the dramatic events of the French Revolution from 1789 onward, which inspired both awe and revulsion in Britain. Topics examined will include: experimentation with form in poetry and prose; ideas of the sublime and the beautiful (including key responses to the Swiss landscape); self-consciousness in writing; memory and nostalgia; relations to landscape and responses to war; gender and mobility; relationships to time and history; ideas of sympathy and the imagination.

Semesters:

Stufe:

BA, MA

Fächer:

Literatur

Hochschultyp:

UH