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EL50C8: PLACING THE ROMANTIC (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:55


Course Overview

From Wordsworth’s lakes to Walter Scott’s Scottish Highlands, the concept of literary Romanticism is irrevocably tied to ideas of place and locale. During the Romantic era colonisation, urbanisation, agricultural reform and conflict all redefined how writers thought and wrote about their place within the world. This course will explore how Romantic texts have engaged with and defined place, looking not just at canonical examples of the romantic English landscape, but also exploring Romanticism’s global reach and Victorian and modern legacies. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Catherine S. Jones

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EL55C8 Placing the Romantic (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

From Wordsworth’s lakes to Walter Scott’s Scottish Highlands, the concept of literary Romanticism is irrevocably tied to ideas of place and locale. During the period we now think of as the Romantic era, colonisation, urbanisation, agricultural reform and conflict all redefined how authors and poets thought and wrote about their place within the world. This course will explore how Romantic texts have engaged with and defined place, looking not just at canonical examples of the romantic English landscape, but also exploring romantic locations across global space, and romantic legacies which stretched into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.   


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 19

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Summative Assessments

Close-reading Assignment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 13 Feedback Weeks 15

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseTo identify and analyse the ways in which Romantic texts engage with questions of transnational, national and local identity.
ConceptualEvaluateTo describe and discuss the different definitions and understandings of the Romantic and Romanticism
ProceduralCreateTo write correctly and to argue fluently and to produce pieces of literary analysis at postgraduate level.

Essay Plan

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 15 Feedback Weeks 17

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseTo identify and analyse the ways in which Romantic texts engage with questions of transnational, national and local identity.
ConceptualEvaluateTo describe and discuss the different definitions and understandings of the Romantic and Romanticism
ProceduralCreateTo write correctly and to argue fluently and to produce pieces of literary analysis at postgraduate level.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 20 Feedback Weeks 22

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Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseTo identify and analyse the ways in which Romantic texts engage with questions of transnational, national and local identity.
ConceptualEvaluateTo describe and discuss the different definitions and understandings of the Romantic and Romanticism
ProceduralCreateTo write correctly and to argue fluently and to produce pieces of literary analysis at postgraduate level.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Essay resubmission. Written feedback will be provided.

Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateTo describe and discuss the different definitions and understandings of the Romantic and Romanticism
ConceptualAnalyseTo identify and analyse the ways in which Romantic texts engage with questions of transnational, national and local identity.
ProceduralCreateTo write correctly and to argue fluently and to produce pieces of literary analysis at postgraduate level.

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