Professor: Dr. D. F. Felluga

Genres of Romanticism

Possible Course Parameters: Romantic Period, Romantic Genres, Stylistics

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the development of various generic forms in the early part of the nineteenth century, including the waning of the lyric and the ode as dominant genres and the corresponding rise of the novel. Some attention will be paid in lectures to the market forces and social changes determining which generic forms were being read in the Romantic period. The course is designed to develop close-reading skills; extensive class time will therefore be devoted to the interpretation of individual texts and students will be expected to contribute their own interpretations regularly in class.

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