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This page is for students interested in opting for Romantic and Victorian Poetry for the academic year 2017-2018. Please note that the assessment has changed from that offered in 2016-2017. The syllabus will remain substantially the same as 2016-2017: there may be some minor amendments to the set texts.

Changes for 2017-2018

The module team have responded to student evaluations, and will introduce 8 lectures (3-4 a term plus examination revision lectures) for 2017-2018. The lecture will be on Tuesdays 13.00-14.00 (room to be confirmed). Seminars will remain an hour and a half long to give students the advantage of longer class times plus lectures. We have also changed the assessment to give students more feedback throughout the module. Professor Emma Mason will convene the module 2017-2018. Please contact her for further information.


From Autumn 2017, the assessment pattern for the module has changed. There is only one assessment pattern (there is no option to do the module 100% assessed). The assessment is:

  • 2 x 800-1000 word close reading essays (required; submit on paper directly to tutor, not through Tabula)
  • 1 x 3000 word essay (50% of the final mark; submit electronically at the end of term 2 through Tabula)
  • 1 x 2 hour examination (50% of the final mark; scheduled by the Exams Office for term 3)

Essa submission dates will be confirmed by the English office.

Pathway information

This module is an optional core for English Literature and Theatre Studies year 2 students. It is also a Pathway Approved Option for the English Pathway and a Distrbutional Requirement for the Theory, World and North American Pathways.


From William Blake, "Little Girl Found", Songs of Innocence and Experience