Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
190301506101ROMANTIC POETRYCompulsory365
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Course aims to present and let students understand the traits and the value of English Romantic poetry and and have them gain the faculty of writing descriptive-comparative and discursive/argumentative essays concerning the poetry of the period.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğretim Üyesi Zafer ŞAFAK
Learning Outcomes
1Know the general characteristics of English Romantic Poetry.
2Know the general characteristics of English Romantic Poetry.
3To comprehend the differences of Romanticism/Romantic literature which emerged as a contradistinction to former literary movements/trends.
4To comprehend the differences of Romanticism/Romantic literature which emerged as a contradistinction to former literary movements/trends.
5Being able to analize romantic poetry in terms of theme and style.
6Being able to analize romantic poetry in terms of theme and style.
7To be able to write descriptive and critical essays on the literary merits of poets and of their poetry.
8To be able to write descriptive and critical essays on the literary merits of poets and of their poetry.
9To make a connection between Romantic Period of English Literature with that of similar approaches/trends in the literature of other countries.
10To make a connection between Romantic Period of English Literature with that of similar approaches/trends in the literature of other countries.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
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Recommended Optional Programme Components
Students are responsible for obtaining The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry (Edited by James Chandler and Maureen N. Mclane, Cambridge University Press, 2008) and read attentively the following sections as a background information for this course so as to recognize the value of English Romantic Poetry: The companionable forms of Romantic poetry by James Chandler and Maureen N. Mclane (1-10), Romantic poetry and antiquity by Nick Groom (35-53), Wordsworth’s great ode: Romanticism and the progress of poetry by James Chandler (136-155), Romantic poetry and the science of nostalgia by Kevis Goodman (195-217).
Course Contents
Romantic poetry in English literature, which primarily spans between 1798-1832, is analyzed in relation to its antithesis Neoclassical literary movement. The course includes major and minor/first generation and second generation Romantic poets and of their poetry. William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, George Gordon Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats are the leading poets of the period whose literary figures and the significance of their poetry are dealt with, discussed and investigated.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction Romantic Period, The Traits of Romantic Poetry, Reaction to Neoclassicism, Poetic Forms--
2William Blake Songs of Innocence Tyger Proverbs of Hell--
3Critical Essay Readings and Discussion on William Blake’s Poetry Songs of Innocence Tyger Proverbs of Hell--
4William Wordsworth Lyrical Ballads I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud Ode on the Intimations of Immortality--
5Critical Essay Readings and Discussion on William Wordsworth’s Poetry Ode on the Intimations of Immortality) I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud--
6Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Kubla Khan--
7Critical Essay Discussion on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Poetry Kubla Khan The Rime of the Ancient Mariner--
8Mid-Term Exam--
9George Gordon, Lord Byron She Walks in Beauty Darkness--
10Critical Essay Discussion on Lord Byron’s Poetry She Walks in Beauty Don Juan--
11Percy Bysshe Shelley Ozymandias Ode to the West Wind--
12Critical Essay Discussion on Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Poetry Ozymandias Ode to the West Wind--
13John Keats Ode on a Grecian Urn Ode on Melancholy Ode on Indolence--
14Critical Essay Discussion on John Keats’ Poetry Ode on a Grecian Urn Ode on Melancholy--
Recommended or Required Reading
The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry (Edited by James Chandler and Maureen N. Mclane, Cambridge University Press, 2008) The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 2: The Romantic Period through the Twentieth Century, (by Stephen Greenblatt, M. H. Abrams, Carol T. Christ, Deidre Shauna Lynch, Jahan Ramazani, Catherine Robson, Jon Stallworthy, Jack Stillinger, W. W. Norton & Company, 2006) Majestic Indolence: English Romantic Poetry and the Work of Art (by Willard Spiegelman, Oxford University Press, 1995) A Companion to Romantic Poetry (Edit. by Charles Mahoney, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) English Literature from 1785 (by Kathleen McCoy, Judith A.V. Harlan, Harper Perennial/ Harper Collins Publishers, 1992) The McGraw-Hill Guide to English Literature (Vol. 2, William Blake to D.H. Lawrence by Karen Lawrence, Betsy Seifter and Lois Ratner, McGraw-Hill Paperbacks, 1985)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
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Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination12020
Final Examination13030
Attending Lectures14342
Discussion12020
Criticising Paper14040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)152
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