Romantic Period Novel

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Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies
University of Warwick
Humanities Building
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL

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This module aims to introduce students to the genre of the Romantic-period novel, structured around a study of a selection of the most popular and important novelists of the day. Although the Romantic period is most commonly associated with poetry, the novel achieved its modern form at this time; the module aims, through close study and comparison, to allow students to chart the evolution of a genre and the establishment of key aspects of the form. We will investigate issues such as sensibility, the romance vs. the novel, the development of modern notions of gender, the relationship between history, culture and the novel, the idea of influence, and other key notions.

Tutor: Francesca M. Scott

Seminar: Thursday 10-11:30am H522
Office hour: Thursday 3-4pm H537