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EN3163   The Younger Romantics: Poetry and Prose (1810 - 1830)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 11.00 am Thu and 11.00 am Fri

The module aims to introduce students to the second generation of Romantic writers, and to equip them with a good working knowledge of literary culture in Britain in the second and third decades of the nineteenth century. Students in this module will be expected to demonstrate, in class assignments and in examinations, that they have acquired: a detailed knowledge and critical appreciation of poetic and non-fictional prose texts of the second generation of English Romantic writers; an understanding of these texts within their political and cultural contexts; the ability to present an informed discussion of Romantic literature in the light of contextual evidence such as social, political and wider historical developments; knowledge of recent critical and theoretical approaches to these texts; skills in critical reading, arguments, and evaluation of primary texts and relevant secondary material; skills in library and on-line research; a range of relevant practical and presentational skills, both written and oral. (Oral skills will be tested via group discussion and individual presentations; written skills will be tested by means of essays, semester examinations and creative writing exercises in the manner of a writer we have studied.) (Group C)

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EN2003 and pass EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hours: seminars, lectures or tutorials, and 2 optional consultative hours.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof Nicholas Roe (NHR)