Undergraduate | LTU-ENG2001 | 2024
Romance And Romanticism
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Romance And Romanticism
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Analyse and interpret how Romantic texts express ideas, and draw conclusions.
- Formulate responses to primary texts that demonstrate some independence
- Formulate reasoned and substantiated arguments at the appropriate level
- Identify ideas and literary styles characteristic of Romanticism.
- Make research-informed observations about the relationship between culture, texts and the world (including the 'natural' world) at the appropriate level
- Literature and Culture 1750-1850
- Aesthetic Theories
- Criticism and History
- Poetic Forms
- Narrative Forms
- How to Read Literature
Say ‘romantic’ and people generally think of love, intimacy and passion. Romance novels end happily ever after. Rom-coms tell the same story for laughs. But ‘romantic’ also has a special meaning in cultural history, where it names the revolution in literature and other artforms that took place in Europe around 1800—the time of the French Revolution, the industrial revolution, and the British colonisation of Australia. This subject examines novels, poetry, theatre, art and music from this turning point in world history together with more recent texts and other materials. It explores the romantic ideas and practices that emerged around 1800 to make literature and art the subject of a specifically modern passion. Students will recover the history behind what it means to love a poem, painting or song. And they will learn why the real romance in a romance novel is always the one between the reader and the text.
This is a level 2 subject. Please consider the subject pre-requisites before enrolling. This subject includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation.
- Definition of a Romantic keyword (400 words, due in week 3) (10%)
- Phonic analysis of a Romantic poem (400 words, due in week 4) (10%)
- Formal analysis of a Romantic text (400 words, due in week 6) (10%)
- Analysis of literary weirdness (400 words, due in week 8) (10%)
- Analysis of literary self-reference (400 words, due in week 10) (10%)
- Final essay (2000 words, due after week 12) (50%)
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Prerequisites: Students must have completed 60 credit points of level one subjects.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed ENG3BAR (Romanticism) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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