Romantic Literature

Course code ENGL2004
Not available in 2016


This course introduces students to the poetry and prose of the Romantic period, surveying texts published between 1789 and 1830. It examines the development of Romantic literature in relation to its intellectual, cultural and societal contexts: the French Revolution, rapid urbanization and continuing industrialisation of England. The course commences with a historical survey of key Romantic thinkers, and then examines a range of Romantic fiction and poetry.


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2015.

Learning Outcomes

1. Recognise distinct themes and formal attributes of Romantic literature;

2. Demonstrate skills in interpretation and analysis of Romantic literature at intermediate undergraduate level;

3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate at intermediate undergraduate level;

4. Demonstrate skills in information literacy and use of technology to perform research;

5. Write analytic essays at intermediate undergraduate level.


Content of this course will vary from offering to offering, but will focus on the study of the development of Romantic literature from 1789 to 1830.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): ENGL3655. Students who have successfully completed ENGL3655 are not eligible to enrol in ENGL2004.

Assumed Knowledge

20 units of English at 1000 level

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written - 1 Research Paper (1000 words) Assignments

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Contact Hours


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term