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English Literature of the Romantic Period, 1798-1832

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

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Found in Literature

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Overview

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. 

Syllabus

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

Taught by

Prof. Pramod K Nayar

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