Special Course of English Romantics
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Course code
GRA6065.HT
old course code
GRA6065
Course title in Estonian
Erikursus inglise kirjandusest (17.-18. sajand)
Course title in English
Special Course of English Romantics
ECTS credits
3.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Deeper knowledge of English literature in the 17th-18th century; developing analytical skills; ability to grasp general problems of literature and culture, connecting them to issues of life itself; motivation for further research.
Brief description of the course
Classics of the 17th century: J. Donne, B. Johnson, J. Milton. 17th century theology. Women in the 17th century: muses and masters. A. Lanyer. The image of Eve in Milton’s and Lanyer’s interpretation. Conclusions. Rise of science (Bacon, Hobbes). The Republic, change of power, stormy political processes and their reflection in literature. Writer as a man of state. Literary controversies (Milton, Dryden, Bunyan, Behn). Aphra Behn and the colonial policy. Beginnings of English classicism. Body and spirit in the writings of J. Swift. Conclusions.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
Ability to grasp general problems of literature and culture, connecting them to issues of life itself; base for a deeper study of 19th-20th century literature. Motivation for further research.
Teacher
dots Julia Tofantšuk
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