ENGL 3047 - Rhapsody & Revolution: Romanticism & Its Legacies
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code ENGL 3047 Course Rhapsody & Revolution: Romanticism & Its Legacies Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing Term Semester 2 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 II 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
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
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, close reading and critical analysis of selected Romantic texts.
- Prepare well informed and well written assignments tasks informed by rigorous research.
- Contribute confidently to productive and respectful class discussion with their peers.
- Critically examine post-Romantic cultural traditions and 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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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2,3,4,6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2,3,4,5,6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2,3,4,5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
4,7 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1,2 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesWu, Duncan. Romanticism: an Anthology. (4th edition) Wiley Blackwell, 2012. Also available as an ebook.
Austen, Jane. Persuasion. (any edition)
Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights. (any edition)
Course Reader (available from Image and Copy)
Recommended ResourcesThere are many excellent guides to the Romantic period. Among them, I recommend:
Chaplin, Sue and Joel Faflak. The Romanticism Handbook. Literature and Culture Handbooks. Continuum. 2011.
Curran, Stuart. The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism. Cambridge UP, 2010.
Day, Aiden. Romanticism. The New Critical Idiom. Routledge, 1996.
Wu, Duncan. A Companion to Romanticism. Blackwell, 1998.
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
Learning & Teaching ModesThe Introductory Lecture will give a general overview of Romanticism in its historical context. Subsequent lectures will introduce key Romantic concepts and themes in order to provide the historical and theoretical framework for the close reading and analysis of set texts that will take place in seminars. Lectures will provide only very limited close reading of specific set texts, whereas seminars will be devoted to the discussion and analysis of them. Seminars will include both small and large group work, with the aim of facilitating student participation in discussions.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Workload Total Hours 1x1 hour lecture per week (x12) 12 hours per semester 1x2 hour semester per week (x10) 20 hours per semester 6 hours reading per week (x12) 72 hours per semester 2 hours research per week (x12) 24 hours per semester 2 hours assignment preparation per week (x12) 24 hours per semester TOTAL= 156 Hours
Learning Activities Summary
Lecture Schedule: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS PROVISIONAL AD MAY CHANGE DEPENDING ON STAFF AVAILABILITY Week 1 Introduction to Romanticism Week 2 The Pamphlet Wars and Revolutionary poetry Week 3 New Kinds of Poetry: Lyrical Ballads, Bluestockings and peasant poets Week 4 Romantic Theories of Authorship Week 5 Romanticism and Nature Week 6 The Romantic Sublime and the Beautiful Week 7 Romanticism and Music Week 8 Jane Austen: Persuasion Week 9 Romantic ballet: Giselle and the fantastic Week 10 The Romantic Child and the Byronic Hero Week 11 Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights Week 12 Romantic Legacies
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Assessment Task: NOTE THIS IS PROVISIONAL ONLY Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Participation in seminars, including leading discussion with prepared questions Formative
10% 3,5,6 Poetry quizz Formative and Summative Week 5 15% 3,7 Minor Essay Formative and summative Week 7 30% 1,2,3,4,6,7 Major Essay Summative Week 13 45% 1,2,3,4,6.7
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents are expected to attend lectures and seminars having read the appropriate set texts. Attendance at seminars is compulsory. If you are unable to attend your scheduled seminar, you may attend any other in that week in its place. Please email your tutor regarding any absence from seminars. Yor tutor may require written work to make up for missed seminars if you are absent for any reason. Failure to attend more than three seminars without documentation may result in preclusion from the course.
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