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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

his unit aims to introduce students to a broad range of texts, both in poetry and prose, from the Romantic period. Focusing on writers as diverse as Charlotte Smith, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen and Lord Byron, this unit will explore such topics as: the rise of the novel; the influence of the gothic on romantic literature; Romantic celebrity culture; and the impact exerted on the literature of this period by the discourses of sensibility and the sublime. Students completing this unit will have developed an understanding of a number of key romantic texts, and of the contexts out of which these texts arose.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Subject rules

Prerequisites 45 credit points of second-year English, or co-ordinator's approval


Incompatible subjects HUM2RM, HUM3RM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNorthanger Abbey,PrescribedAusten, J.PENGUIN
ReadingsThe memoirs of Emma Courtney,PrescribedHays, M.OUP
ReadingsThe romance of the forest,PrescribedRadcliffe, A.OUP
ReadingsWuthering Heights,PrescribedBronte, E.SIGNET

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