Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Romantic Poets 2: Byron, Keats, Shelley

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course



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)


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

LECTURER/S Peter Vassallo

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
It should be noted that all the information in the description above applies to study-units available during the academic year 2020/1. It may be subject to change in subsequent years.