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English Literature 3: 19th Cent.

Class at Faculty of Arts |



English Romanticism and Victorian literature. Lectures introduce the two periods and then they focus mainly on the 19th-century novel from Jane Austen to Thomas Hardy, thus complementing the programme of the seminars.



This course consists of two parts: the first one focuses on discussing Romantic poetry; the second attempts to cover the development of the 19th-century novel. The poetic texts and extracts from the novels will be read closely and interpreted with regard to its historical context. The novels will also be introduced by way of students' presentations.


Poems by William Blake, S.T.Coleridge, W.Wordsworth, G.G.Byron, P.B.Shelley, John Keats and Alfred Tennyson

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles


Each student is expected to give an oral presentation of his/her paper, to submit an essay on assigned topic, to participate actively in the class discussion over the texts and to write a test. SSE students are expected to submit a graded essay in addition to the above. Attendance is mandatory.