Rhedir gan School of Languages, Literatures, Linguistics and Media
30 Credyd neu 15 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Karin Koehler
- To develop an understanding of the relationship between political, cultural and aesthetic revolutions in the long nineteenth century.
- To enable critically informed reading of texts published between 1790 and 1930.
- To develop understanding of different cultural contexts and their effects on literary production.
- To encourage an understanding of different critical approaches to texts published between 1790 and 1830, including theories of modernity and issues of ideological transmission, textual production and authorship.
This module will explore a range of texts published between 1790 and 1930 which document revolutionary moments in political ideology, gender identity and aesthetics. Arranged around three revolutionary moments- the French revolution of 1789, the European revolutions of 1848, and the duration and aftermath of the First World War, it will examine texts that bear witness to the birth of new forms of modernity and which challenge (or sometimes reassert) dominant political, gender and aesthetic ideologies. Authors studied are likely to include, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Carlyle, Elizabeth Gaskell, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, John Mitchel, Amy Dillwyn, William Morris, Walter Greenwood, and Idris Davies.
70% and above Typically, the work of a candidate reaching Distinction will show many of the following qualities: • Thorough knowledge and understanding of relevant theories and types of analysis. • Thorough knowledge of a range of sources and the capacity to engage these critically. • Introduction and discussion of original ideas. • Relevant, well-organised and sophisticated argument. • High ratio of analysis to exposition. • Maturity, clarity and cogency of expression. • Excellent handling of quotation and references.
50-59% A Pass (C) candidate’s work will show many of the following qualities: • A satisfactory level of knowledge, analysis and expression. • Some familiarity with, and understanding of, relevant theoretical issues. • Generally sound organisation of argument, with some critical ability. • Accurate expression. • Competent use of quotation and references.
60-69% A candidate’s work reaching Merit will show many of the following qualities: • An advanced level of factual knowledge. • Significant [substantial] knowledge of relevant theories and types of analysis. • Some evidence of original thought. • The ability to organise and argue effectively, make balanced judgements, and demonstrate critical thought. • Fluent and accurate expression. • Competent use of quotation and references
Understand the role of inter-cultural encounter in shaping recent and contemporary literary contexts.
Demonstrate critically informed reading of texts published between 1790 and 1830.
Show a sophisticated understanding of different cultural contexts and their effects on writing and text production.
Critically explore theories of the relationship between textual production, ideology, modernity and aesthetic change.
Students will develop a research question, in consultation with the module convenor, and research and write a 5,000-word essay on this question.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
1 x 2-hour workshop in the library archive
11 x 2-hour seminar
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Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
Opsiynol mewn cyrsiau:
- Q3AC: Diploma English year 1 (DIP/E)
- Q3AK: MA Creative Writing (English) year 1 (MA/CWE)
- Q3AS: MA English Literature year 1 (MA/EL)
- Q2W9: MArts English Literature with Creative Writing year 4 (MARTS/ELCW)
- Q320: MArts English Literature year 4 (MARTS/ELIT)