Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG308Y1Y L0101

ENG308Y1Y   L0101   M11-1, W11 
Romantic Poetry & Prose
Instructor:
Prof. K. Weisman
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 925
Email:
karen.weisman@utoronto.ca

Brief Description of Course: This course will explore the poetry and prose of British Romanticism (roughly 1780-1832). The Romantic period was a time of intense intellectual, cultural, political and social activity. We will explore its many forms and themes, notably the nature of self, human rights, political revolution, the role of imagination, poetic form, and many others. We will study such authors as William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, Felicia Hemans, Charlotte Smith, Lord Byron, Thomas De Quincey, John Clare, Letitia Landon, Anna Barbauld.

Required Reading: Textbook selection will be announced on Blackboard before the first day of class. All texts will be made available at the Bob Miller Book Room (180 Bloor St. West, 416-922-3557).

First Three Authors/Texts: Wordsworth, “Preface to the Second Edition of Lyrical Ballads,” “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” Lyrical Ballads.

Method of Evaluation: Term papers; tests (in-class essays); presentations; exam.

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