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EL5585: IRISH AND SCOTTISH ROMANTICISM, 1760-1830 (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

The Romantic period was one of the most exciting in the history of literature. It brought about a new aesthetic sensibility and has helped to shape much of our thinking about art, creativity, and the role of the artist. However, while it is sometimes figured in terms of six great English males it was a phenomenon that emerged across Britain and Ireland. This course will consider the particular form that the Romantic movement took in Scotland and Ireland by considering writers such as Burns, Scott, Edgeworth, Maturin, and James Hogg.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Alison Lumsden

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The Romantic period was one of the most exciting in the history of literature. It brought about a new aesthetic sensibility and has helped to shape much of our thinking about art, creativity, and the role of the artist. However, while it is sometimes figured in terms of six great English males it was a phenomenon that emerged across Britain and Ireland where it also involved women writers. This course will consider the particular forms that Romanticism took in Scotland and Ireland and will do so by tracing the ways in which the literature written in these nations is in dialogue in this period. Beginning with an exploration of how ballad collecting and a revival of interest in vernacular culture helped reshape an understanding of literature it will go on to consider writers such as Burns, Scott, Edgeworth, Maturin, and James Hogg.


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

1 x 2500 word exercise (30%)

1 x 3500 word essay (60%)

Presentation (10%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

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