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EN227 - Romantic & Victorian Poetry

  • Module code: EN227
  • Module name: Romantic & Victorian Poetry
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module focuses on significant poets from the Romantic and Victorian periods and situates their work within the cultural, social, political, economic, scientific and aesthetic debates of the period. You will need to pay close attention to both formal and contextual dimensions of the poems. This is primarily a close-reading module, however, and the focus is always the poems. The set texts are nearly all in the anthologies, except for one or two, which can be accessed by clicking on the links on the set texts page. You are welcome and encouraged to read other poems written in the period 1780-1900 in addition to the set texts.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will have acquired an understanding of a selection of poetry and poetics 1780-1899 and have a working knowledge of the cultural and formal context of that poetry. They will also have developed a sense of the historical and political context of the period and gained skills in reading and interpreting poetry as well as be able to think and write critically about the poetry of the period.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly lecture a week and seminar.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/undergraduate/current/modules/fulllist/second/en227

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EN227-30)
C1 (Assessed/examined work) 3000 word essay 50%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 50%
C3 (Assessed/examined work) 3000 word essay (NF) STAFF USE ONLY 50%
  2 hr examination (non-finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 50%
C4 (Assessed/examined work) 3000 word essay (F) STAFF USE ONLY 50%
  2 hr examination (finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 50%
V1 (Visiting students only) Assessed/visiting students attending single term only 100%
V2 (Visiting students only) Assessed/visiting students attending two terms (Terms 1 & 2) 50%
  Assessed/visiting students attending two terms (Terms 2 & 3) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate English and Latin Literature (QQ36) - Year 2
Optional
  • Undergraduate English Literature (Q300) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English Literature (Q300) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English Literature with Intercalated Year (Q301) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing (QP36) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing (QP36) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing with Intercalated Year (QP37) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate English and Latin Literature (QQ36) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies (QW34) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies (QW34) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies with Intercalated Year (QW35) - 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