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Chronologically, Romanticism is a short epoch of British and Irish literary history. In terms of its importance, however, it is a great epoch, in every sense of the word. In this “age of revolutions”, the modernity we know today became recognisable. The political and philosophical upheavals on the European continent and in the newly founded United States of America deeply influenced a British society that was undergoing radical changes itself, many of which were caused by scientific discoveries and inventions such as the steam engine. British and Irish literature at the time commented on these many revolutionary changes while they developed new ways of writing and thinking. Starting with pre-romantic influences, we will discuss works by the following authors: Edward Young, Laurence Sterne, Frances Burney, Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, Mary Shelley, George Colman, William Blake, Robert Burns, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Jane Austen, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Thomas de Quincey, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Felicia Hemans, Letitia Elizabeth Landon (L.E.L.), John Clare.
There will be a final test (45 mins), in the week after the end of teaching. The exact date will be announced in the course of the semester.
Stephen Greenblatt et al., eds. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Tenth Edition. Package 2: Volumes D, E, F. New York: Norton, 2018. ISBN 978-0-393-60313-2
NB: For this lecture course, you will need volume D. (At the very beginning, we will also discuss texts from volume C of package 1 – which you need not buy especially for this lecture course). You will find the Norton Anthology of English Literature useful also in other lectures and seminars.