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Topic 14: English literature in the nineteenth century

  1. Romanticism: Aesthetic norms and genres
  2. The mythopeic imagination: Blake and Shelley
  3. Exaltation of the "Everyday" and Humanization of the "Supernatural": Wordsworth and Coleridge
  4. Self-assertion and disinterestedness: Byron and Keats
  5. Search for national identity: Walter Scott
  6. The Romantic Bildungsroman and Romantic Fiction as Myth: Charlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë
  7. Criticism of excessive theories of human creativity: Mary Shelley. The private Self and the Public Self in Elisabeth Barret Browning,
  8. The Victorian Novel: Romantic and Realistic Features in Isolation and Combination: Dickens and Thackeray
  9. The Victorian Novel: Challenge of New Scinetific Theories: George Eliot and Thomas Hardy
  10. Aestheticism: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood -- theory and practice in art and poetry
  11. Victorian Poetry: Tennyson and Browning
  12. End-of-Century Trends: Swinburne, G. M. Hopkins, Oscar Wilde

Required Reading


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