Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG308Y1Y - L0101

ENG308Y1Y  L0101   M11-1, W11
Romantic Poetry & Prose
Professor Karen Weisman
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 925

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.

Assignments: essays, one test, one final examination (emphasizing second term)

Required Reading: All of the texts have been ordered from the Bob Miller Book Room, which is located at 180 Bloor St., on the north-west corner of Bloor and Avenue. The phone number is 416 922 3557. 

The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Romantic Period, Volume D. 10th edition. Eds. Deidre Lynch and Jack Stillinger, 2018. (PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO PURCHASE THIS PARTICULAR 2018 EDITION)

Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater. Ed. Joel Faflak. Broadview Press, 2009.

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein: the original 1818 text. third edition. Edited by D.L. Macdonald and Kathleen Scherf. Broadview editions, 2012. (PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO PURCHASE THIS PARTICULAR 2012 EDITION)

First Three Authors/Texts: William Wordsworth, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” “Preface to Second Edition of Lyrical Ballads” (Norton pp. 303-315).

Method of Instruction: TBA

Method of Evaluation: TBA

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