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This subject offers an introduction to romanticism as a paradigmatic discourse of modernity, with particular emphasis on questions of gender, aesthetics and subjectivity. It also examines aspects of the role played by the ideology and discourse of romanticism in contemporary culture, with particular reference to the sublime and sexuality. Students who successfully complete this subject will be familiar with some of the key concepts and tropes of romanticism, have a broad understanding of the relation between romanticism and modernity, and understand some of the roles played by romanticism in contemporary culture.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be familiar with some of the key concepts and motifs in the discourse of romanticism;
- have a broad understanding of the relation between romanticism and modernity; and
- understand some of the cultural functions of the discourse of romanticism in contemporary culture.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain generic skills in:
- social, ethical and cultural understanding;
- critical, creative and theoretical thinking;
- information management and information literacy;
- intelligent and effective communication knowledge and ideas; and
- written communication.
Last updated: 6 December 2019