ROMANTICISM

ENG3BAR

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

Romanticism is the term used to describe the cultural, literary, psychological, social and political counter-culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a counter-culture that arose in response to - and in some cases, reaction against - the rationalist values of the Enlightenment. This subject studies the literature of the period that produced the French Revolution, the American Declaration of Independence, the first writing about human rights, women's rights, and animal rights, the beginnings of environmentalism and Western ecology, a radical rethinking of the idea of "nature", the ideas that good writing is original writing, that poetry will save the world, and that feeling is more important than thinking. Students look critically at a broad array of Romantic texts and investigate how their authors respond to and frame the questions thrown up by their times. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of the interaction between "natural", economic, political, cultural and literary systems.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlexis Harley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have completed 15 credit points of second-year English (ENG2%) or with coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ENG2BAR

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Romantic PeriodPrescribedStillinger J & D.S. Lynch (eds) 20069TH EDN., VOLUME D

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and interpret how Romantic texts express ideas, and draw conclusions

Activities:
Modelled in lectures, explored in tutorials, developed in written assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

02. Formulate independent responses to primary texts

Activities:
Modelled in lectures and tutorials; developed in tutorial discussion and written assignments (esp. in second written assignment, where students are required to develop, with guidance, their own research topic)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Writing

03. Formulate reasoned and substantiated arguments

Activities:
Modelled in lectures and tutorials and some recommended reading; developed in written assignments for which feedback will be given.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research

04. Identify ideas and literary styles characteristic of Romanticism

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, guided reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research

05. Make research-informed observations about the relationship between culture, texts and the world (including the 'natural' world).

Activities:
Through research and formulation of written assignments, with guidance from LMS workshop activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Writing
Creative Problem-solving

06. Read, understand, and evaluate others' critical interpretations of Romantic texts

Activities:
Lectures model this; LMS workshops guide this; reading list suggests starting points
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Critical Thinking

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexis Harley

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay on multiple texts, in response to self-formulated question (equivalent to 2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Essay on single text (equivalent of 1,500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
LMS portfolio (equivalent to 500 words)20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexis Harley

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay on multiple texts, in response to self-formulated question (equivalent to 2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Essay on single text (equivalent of 1,500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
LMS portfolio (equivalent to 500 words)20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexis Harley

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay on multiple texts, in response to self-formulated question (equivalent to 2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Essay on single text (equivalent of 1,500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
LMS portfolio (equivalent to 500 words)20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexis Harley

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay on multiple texts, in response to self-formulated question (equivalent to 2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Essay on single text (equivalent of 1,500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
LMS portfolio (equivalent to 500 words)20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexis Harley

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay on multiple texts, in response to self-formulated question (equivalent to 2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Essay on single text (equivalent of 1,500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
LMS portfolio (equivalent to 500 words)20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06