ENGL 3047 - Rhapsody & Revolution: Romanticism & Its Legacies
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code ENGL 3047 Course Rhapsody & Revolution: Romanticism & Its Legacies Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites At least 6 units of Level 2 undergraduate study Incompatible ENGL 2102 Course Description Romanticism has profoundly shaped modern sensibilities, informing our conceptions of individual subjectivity, our notions of the creative artist and the role of art, our understanding of the relation of the individual to the natural world, and our ideas of the fantastic and the uncanny. Arising as an ambivalent reaction to various intellectual strands of the Enlightenment, and a rebellion against classicism in the arts, the Romantic movement swept Europe in the wake of the French Revolution of 1789 and had momentous effects on all art forms: literature, music, dance, and the visual arts. In this course we will explore some major Romantic texts in relation to a set of key themes: revolution, liberty and gender; the role of art and the conception of the creative artist; the exaltation of the emotions, the senses and the imagination; the relation of the individual to nature; the uncanny and the fantastic; Bohemianism and alternative communities. Texts examined may include poetry, political writing and essays, novels, biographies, visual artworks, instrumental music, opera and ballet. Students completing this course will develop an enhanced understanding of key Romantic texts and ideas, as well as an appreciation of how Romantic ideologies and motifs underpin subsequent cultural movements such as the Gothic, Decadence, Surrealism and Modernism.
Course Coordinator: Dr Maggie Tonkin
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Course Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of British Romanticism.
- Critically examine each text's engagement with its historical, political and cultural context.
- Demonstrate their analytical and critical skills through the contextualized discussion of a range of texts, and through close reading and critical analysis of selected Romantic texts.
- Prepare well informed and well written assignments tasks informed by rigorous research.
- Confidently give oral presentations, and participate in productive and respectful discussion with their peers.
- Critically examine post-Romantic cultural traditions and contemporary cultural forms in the light of their newly acquired knowledge of Romantic ideologies and motifs.
- Use technologies relevant to the preparation and completion of assessment tasks.
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Required ResourcesWu, Duncan. Romanticism: an Anthology. (4th edition) Wiley Blackweel, 2012. Also available as an ebook.
Austen, Jane. Persuasion.
Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights.
Recommended ResourcesTo be provided.
Online LearningThis course make full use of MyUni. All lectures will be recorded and posted on MyUni. Select secondary sources and additional core material will also be made available on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
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The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.This course will involve the equivalent of 156 hours per semester.
Learning Activities SummaryLearning activities will include lectures, face-to-face seminars, use of MyUni, instructor-directed and student-directed research and assessment-for-learning tasks.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceSGDE will be developed through student-led discussions and through collaborative seminar tasks.
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Assessment SummaryAssessment may include an oral presentation, a close reading, a researched essay and a take home examination.
Assessment Related RequirementsAll assessment tasks must be attempted/completed in order to successfully complete the course.
Assessment DetailTo be announced in the Course Profile.
SubmissionFor submission requirements please refer to the English & Creative Writing Department Handbook.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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