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Swayam Central

English Literature of the Romantic Period 1798-1832

By Prof. Pramod K. Nayar   |   University of Hyderabad
This is intended as a survey of one of the most significant periods in English literature, the Romantic Age. It provides the socio-cultural backgrounds, key features of the poetry and fiction and an introduction to some of the key poets and poems from the period. In addition it also offers a brief account of the principal aesthetic theories that informed the poetry, and an introduction to the visual arts of the period. It concludes with a short introduction to the orientalism that marked the age’s literature. 

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SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 20 Mar 2020
Exam Date : 29 Mar 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1 : Backgrounds 1
    Week 2 : Backgrounds 2
    Week 3 : Romantic Prose
    Week 4 : Romanticism and Sentiment
    Week 5 : Romantic Literature: Nature, the Environment and Ecology
    Week 6 : Romantic Literature and Art: Aesthetics
    Week 7 : Romantic Literature: Politics
    Week 8 : Romantic Literature: Empire and Orientalism

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Stuart Curran (ed) The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism. Cambridge UP, 1993.Aidan Day, Romanticism. Routledge, 1996. CM Bowra, The Romantic Imagination. Harvard UP, 1957. William St Clair. The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period. Cambridge UP, 2004.Nicholas Roe (ed) Romanticism: An Oxford Guide. Oxford UP, 2008. Fulford, Tim, Debbie Lee and Peter Kitson. ‘Indian Flowers and Romantic Orientalism’, in Fulford et al., Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era: Bodies of Knowledge. Cambridge UP, 2004. Nigel Leask. British Romantic Writers and the East: Anxieties of Empire. Cambridge UP, 1993. NicholasMason. ‘Consumer Culture: Getting and Spending in the Romantic Age’, in Jon Kanchler (ed) A Concise Companion to Romanticism. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Anne K Mellor. Romanticism and Gender. Routledge, 1993.Rose, Jonathan. ‘Rereading the English Common Reader: A Preface to a History of Audiences’, Journal of the History of Ideas 53.1 (1992): 47–70. Fred Botting, Gothic. Routledge, 1996. Donna Heiland, Gothic and Gender: An Introduction. Blackwell, 2004.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Pramod K. Nayar

    University of Hyderabad
    Pramod K Nayar teaches at the Dept of English, the University of Hyderabad. Among his most recent books are Bhopal’s Ecological Gothic (Lexington, 2017), Human Rights and Literature (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017), The Extreme in Contemporary Culture (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017). He is the editor of English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology (Orient BlackSwan, 2013).Forthcoming is Brand Postcolonial: The ‘Third World’ Text and the Global (de Gruyter).

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 29th March 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
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    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
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