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Courses » English Literature of the Romantic Period, 1798-1832

English Literature of the Romantic Period, 1798-1832

ABOUT THE COURSE:

This is intended as a survey of one of the most significant periods in English literature, the Romantic Age. It provides the socio-cultural backgrounds, key features of the poetry and fiction and an introduction to some of the key poets and poems from the period. In addition it also offers a brief account of the principal aesthetic theories that informed the poetry, and an introduction to the visual arts of the period. It concludes with a short introduction to the orientalism that marked the age’s literature.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: None

CORE/ELECTIVE: Core

UG/PG: UG/PG

PREREQUISITES: None

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: None

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:



Pramod K Nayar teaches at the Dept of English, the University of Hyderabad. Among his most recent books are Bhopal’s Ecological Gothic (Lexington, 2017), Human Rights and Literature (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017), The Extreme in Contemporary Culture (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017). He is the editor of English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology (Orient BlackSwan, 2013).Forthcoming is Brand Postcolonial: The ‘Third World’ Text and the Global (de Gruyter).

COURSE LAYOUT:

Week 1  :  Backgrounds 1
Week 2  :  Backgrounds 2
Week 3  :  Romantic Prose
Week 4 :  Romantic Fiction 1: Romanticism and Sentiment
Week 5 :  Romantic Fiction 2: Nature, the Environment and Ecology
Week 6 :  Romantic Fiction 3: Aesthetics
Week 7 :  Romantic Poetry 4: Politics
Week 8 :  Romantic Literature: Empire and Orientalism 

SUGGESTED READING MATERIALS:

Stuart Curran (ed) The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism. Cambridge UP, 1993.Aidan Day, Romanticism. Routledge, 1996. CM Bowra, The Romantic Imagination. Harvard UP, 1957. William St Clair. The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period. Cambridge UP, 2004.Nicholas Roe (ed) Romanticism: An Oxford Guide. Oxford UP, 2008. Fulford, Tim, Debbie Lee and Peter Kitson. ‘Indian Flowers and Romantic Orientalism’, in Fulford et al., Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era: Bodies of Knowledge. Cambridge UP, 2004. Nigel Leask. British Romantic Writers and the East: Anxieties of Empire. Cambridge UP, 1993. NicholasMason. ‘Consumer Culture: Getting and Spending in the Romantic Age’, in Jon Kanchler (ed) A Concise Companion to Romanticism. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Anne K Mellor. Romanticism and Gender. Routledge, 1993.Rose, Jonathan. ‘Rereading the English Common Reader: A Preface to a History of Audiences’, Journal of the History of Ideas 53.1 (1992): 47–70. Fred Botting, Gothic. Routledge, 1996. Donna Heiland, Gothic and Gender: An Introduction. Blackwell, 2004.
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exams: April 27 2019 (Saturday).  Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

CERTIFICATION:

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 6 out of 8 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.