ROMANTICISM

ENG3BAR

2021

Credit points: 15

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTom Ford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesModelled in lectures, explored in tutorials, developed in written assignments, guided reading

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have completed 60 credit points of level two subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsENG2BAR

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Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Persuasion

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Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJane Austen

Year2003

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PublisherPenguine

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English Romantic Verse

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AuthorDavid Wright

Year1973

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PublisherPenguin

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The Blue Flower

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AuthorPenelope Fitzgerald

Year1996

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PublisherHarperCollins

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and interpret how Romantic texts express ideas, and draw conclusions
02. Formulate independent responses to primary texts
03. Formulate reasoned and substantiated arguments
04. Identify ideas and literary styles characteristic of Romanticism
05. Make research-informed observations about the relationship between culture, texts and the world (including the 'natural' world).

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTom Ford

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Essay on multiple texts, in response to self-formulated question (equivalent to 2,000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Essay on single text (equivalent of 1,500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

LMS portfolio (equivalent to 800 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5