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EN206 - German and English Romanticism

  • Module code: EN206
  • Module name: German and English Romanticism
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module seeks to provide an understanding of Romantic literature in the two languages in the period 1770-1830. Through the comparative examination of selected texts, starting with the German ‘Sturm und Drang’ and culminating in the work of Byron and Heine, it will explore the central issues, themes and motifs of Romanticism.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module students will have: 1. Acquired an understanding of a number of important Romantic texts in both German and English; 2. Come to appreciate how Romanticism can be understood in a European context as embracing more than ‘die Romantik’, as it is customarily defined in German literary history; 3. Developed an ability to read texts comparatively and an awareness of the affinities and differences between the two literary cultures in this period; 4. Learned to identify the principal features of the Romantic sensibility; 5. Acquired an understanding of the issues, themes and motifs common to Romantic writing; 6. Acquired some grasp of the social, historical and political factors that have influenced Romantic writers.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly seminars.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/undergraduate/current/modules/fulllist/second/en206/course_details/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EN206-30)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate English and German Literature (QR32) - Year 2
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate English Literature (Q300) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing (QP36) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies (QW34) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature with Intercalated Year (VQ73) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature with Intercalated Year (VQ73) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 3