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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

English Literature of the Romantic Period, 1798-1832

Indian Institute of Technology Madras , University of Hyderabad and NPTEL via Swayam

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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 :Any interested learnersPREREQUISITES :NILINDUSTRY SUPPORT :NIL


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

Taught by

Prof. Pramod K Nayar


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