LN909 Introduction to European Gothic and Romantic studies
Prof Katherine Astbury (convenor) (H4.35), Dr. Fabio Camilletti (H. 418), Dr James Hodkinson, Dr Michael Meeuwis (H5.29)
Time/Day: Tues 2-4, in tutors' offices
By the end of this module you should be able to
Discuss elements of British and European Gothic and Romanticism knowledgeably
Identify key aspects of national literary identities
Display a broad understanding of the place of Gothic and Romantic writing in a European context
This module aims to introduce students to types and styles of writing of the Gothic and Romantic period both in Britain and abroad; to introduce students to key texts of the period from a transnational perspective; to provide students with a grounding in key tropes, images and contexts of the Romantic period; and to encourage students to see 'Gothic' and ‘Romanticism’ as European phenomena. We will read examples of Romantic-period writing from four major locales: England, Germany, France, and Italy. All non-English texts will be available in translation, although students are encouraged to make use of any language skills they may have and read, whenever possible, in the original.
1. one 2-hour seminar per week
2. one 5000-word essay, topic decided in consultation with tutor(s) (MA PR students) - MA in English Students submit either one 6000-word essay or one 8000-word essay depending on the programme route.
1. Attend seminars, having prepared material in advance
2. Make regular contributions to discussion
3. Deliver at least one in-class presentation of approximately 20 minutes
4. Submit one essay of 5000 words
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