Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE ENG1273

 
TITLE Romantic Poets 2: Byron, Keats, Shelley

 
LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT English

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit attempts to give an account of the Romantic movement in British and European literature, focusing on notions and concepts which shaped the form and content of Romantic poetry.

The study-unit will study the ‘second generation’ English Romantic poets. It will also deal with Romantic Hellenism and the issue of literary influence.

The content covered includes:

Shelley: ‘Alastor’, ‘Adonais’, ‘Epipsychidion’, ‘The Triumph of Life’
Byron: ‘Childe Harold IV’, ‘Beppo’, ‘The Vision of Judgement’; ‘Don Juan’, I-IV
Keats: The Odes; ‘Lamia’, ‘The Eve of St Agnes’; ‘The Fall of Hyperion’

Reading List:

Aske, Martin, Keats and Hellenism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985)
Barnard, John, John Keats (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987)
Bate, Walter Jackson, John Keats (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1963)
Cronin, Richard, Shelley’s Poetic Thoughts (London: Macmillan, 1981)
Jump, John D., Byron (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1972)
Kelsall, Malcolm, Byron’s Politics (Brighton: Harvester Press, 1987)
Roe, Nicholas, John Keats and the Culture of Dissent (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)
Rutherford, Andrew, ed., Byron: Augustan and Romantic (London: Macmillan, 1990)
Vassallo, Peter, Byron: The Italian Literary Influence (London: Macmillan, 1984)
Webb, Timothy, Shelley: A Voice not Understood (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1977)

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (1 Hour) SEM2 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Peter Vassallo

 
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