School of English and Drama

Ideas and Metaphors: 1700-1820

Module code: ESH7014

Credits: 30.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"This module offers a rigorous grounding in the themes, methods, arguments, and contexts needed to understand and interpret eighteenth-century and Romantic-period literature. The weekly seminars will take the form of a focussed discussion of one or two ideas or metaphors that characterize and structure the literature and thought of the period. We will assess the contemporary use and understanding of key terms such as 'wit', 'candour', 'commerce', 'sensibility', 'universe', 'education', and 'sublimity', looking carefully at their shifting meanings, contested values, and historical development, and at their circulation in representative literary and non-literary texts. The ideas and metaphors discussed may vary from year to year but will be selected by the teaching team as demonstrably central and defining, and in order to provide students with a grasp of the critical vocabularies of the time."

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7