Lecture: VL Literary Romanticism - Details
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Course name Lecture: VL Literary Romanticism
Subtitle Literary History of Anglophone Literatures
Semester WS 2023/24
Current number of participants 21
maximum number of participants 200
Home institute Englische Literaturwissenschaft
participating institutes ZZZ_Literaturwissenschaft (Anglistik/Amerikanistik)
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
First date Wednesday, 18.10.2023 17:30 - 19:00, Room: (D 2006)
Learning organisation Erwartete Beteiligung an der Lehrveranstaltung: Regelmäßige Teilnahme
Performance record *alte Prüfungsordnungen (2008)*
Klausur (bei 3 bzw. 4LP benotet)

*neue Prüfungsordnungen (2012)*
Prüfung im Rahmen der Modulgesamtprüfung: Klausur (benotet) bzw. Belegung
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird in Präsenz abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache deutsch
Miscellanea Studenten der Lehramtsstudiengänge nach PO 08 können sich die Übung auch für folgende Signaturen anrechnen lassen:

FB-GsHS-DF-Eng (2 oder 3 LP)
FB-GsHS-UF-Eng (2 oder 3 LP)
FB-Rs-UF-Eng (2 oder 3 LP)
FB-Gy-VF-Eng (2 oder 3 LP)
ECTS points 2-4

Rooms and times

(D 2006)
Wednesday: 17:30 - 19:00, weekly (14x)

Module assignments


The lecture will first deal with the intellectual and mental history, philosophical-historical and poetological foundations of the understanding of English Romanticism. Here the focus will be on systematic questions of historicism, subjectivity/individualism, conception of nature, and poetic theory/language in the work of the great and also the lesser-known Romantic authors. The focus will first be on poetry - the most important genre of English Romanticism and thus on the work of the "big six" (Lord Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats) and major women poets of the time.
In the second part, the lectures will also deal with the development of the novel from Jane Austen to Walter Scott. In addition, the conditions of drama/theater in the Romantic period will be discussed using key examples.
Historically, English Romanticism will be presented over two semesters as a threshold period between neoclassicism and the Enlightenment on the one hand and the Victorian age on the other - a time when bourgeois modernism irrevocably begins.
Recommended as companion literature are the relevant chapters in:
- Hans-Ulrich Seeber, English Literary History (Stuttgart: Metzler, 5th edition, 2012);
- Martin Middeke/Timo Müller/Christina Wald/Hubert Zapf, English and American Studies: Theory and Practice (Stuttgart: Metzler, 2012).
- Stephen Greenblatt et al. (eds.) Norton Anthology of English Literature (New York: Norton, cont. repr.).

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Zeitgesteuerte Anmeldung: VL Literary Romanticism".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The enrolment is possible from 04.09.2023, 08:00 to 09.10.2023, 12:00.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 11.10.2023 on 12:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.