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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2016–2017
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
YKIR6071 The Study of English Romanticism Today and Rethinking of the Canon 3 op
I Periodi II Periodi III Periodi IV Periodi
Käy seuraavien opintojaksojen suoritukseksi
Filosofian maisterin tutkinto
Yleinen kirjallisuustiede
Historian, kulttuurin ja taiteiden tutkimuksen laitos


Introduction into the subject, presenting its concise picture highlighting general tendencies and trends, marking important books and studies, to direct further studies and research of students.


Requirements: A basic knowledge of English Romanticism, acquaintance with the major authors. While is more profitable for the students more advanced in the subject.

Paper (5-6 pages): To make a review of existing research (including online resources) and to write an academic introduction to a research paper. The essays can be written in Finnish.

General  Description                               

Literary-historical and theoretical debates have been a part of the history of Western literary studies from the very beginning. The life process itself causes continuous selection and reselection, revision of the traditional paradigm and restoration of a wider perspective. Or, as Nietzche put it in The Genealogy of Morals  “… everything that exists, no matter what is origin, is periodically reinterpreted by those in power in terms of fresh intentions…”.

      The Canon of English Romanticism and approaches to its consideration regularly undergone revision throughout the centuries, being questioned at crucial moments of the cultural and historical change. The most recent of which took place in the 1980-s and at the turn of the centuries when political, ideological and religious matters, expansion of our understanding of world literature and rethinking of national identity together with attention to the concerns of minorities, women, gays and marginalia, neglected aspects and figures provoked an assessment of critical theory achievements of and a recurrent debate of what should be actually read, taught at school and university. Thus canon revision came to a climax in the field of English Romanticism and the stage was set for scholarly, pedagogical and critical attention.

      Starting a talk about English Romanticism today inevitably involves evaluation of these events, existing tendencies and approaches, as well as modern technologies, providing wider opportunities and accessible medium for teaching, promotion of scholarship and research, giving to them a new impetus, facilitating not only text-analysis but also providing new perception of the texts through hyper textual editions, archives and online resources.



Topic 1The Study of English Romanticism Today (Tendencies, Approaches)

Topic 2English Romanticism: Reconsideration of the Canon

Topic 3 Canon Reconsideed: The Case of Robert Southey  

Topic 4 Study of English Romanticism and Digital Humanities



NettiOpsussa 24.2.-17.3.2017.

Vastaava opettaja

Dr. Asya Rogova, St.Petersburg State University


4.4.2017 – 6.4.2017
Ti 4.4.2017 klo 9.00-12.00, E223
Ke 5.4.2017 klo 9.00-12.00, E121
To 6.4.2017 klo 9.00-12.00, E225


Numerolla 0-5.


Essee, jonka voi kirjoittaa englanniksi tai suomeksi.


For revision of the knowledge on the subject students can familiarize themselves with the following academic sources:

Any modern academic anthologies printed by UK or US scholars.

Assignment. Also have a look at earlier printed anthologies – think of the similarities and differences in representation of the authors. 

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 8 th Edition

Introduction to the Romantic Period https://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/romantic/welcome.htm

Archive and Chronological Index of Poetry https://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/noa/chron2.htm#romantic

Reliable texts and comments are also available: www.bartleby.com

Introduction to Romanticism (slides) 


Information on William Blake

Blake Archive      http://www.blakearchive.org


Lyrical Ballads – online project      http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/LB/



for introduction to the literary theory and criticism:

Literary Theory in The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) (ISSN 2161-0002) http://www.iep.utm.edu/literary/

General Introduction to New Historicism https://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/theory/newhistoricism/


Lecture 19 - The New Historicism [March 31, 2009] : INTRODUCTION TO THEORY OF LITERATURE http://oyc.yale.edu/transcript/469/engl-300

For introduction to cultural memory and canon formation:

Lachmann R.  Cultural memory and the Role of Literature


Paletschek S., Schraut S. Culture, Introduction: Gender and Memory Culture in Europe— female representations in historical perspective


Especially parts  “Collective Memory and Memory” (p.8-11) and “Conclusion” (p. 23-26)


The Concept of Literary Canon: An Overview


For introduction to digital humanities:

The Literary And/As the Digital Humanities  in   Digital Humanities Quarterly 2013
Volume 7 Number 1  http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/7/1/000154/000154.html  


  • Get acquainted with the    Romantic Circles Project     http://www.rc.umd.edu/
  • Find online projects dedicated to English/British Romantic women poets and writers






Kurssi sopii kansainvälistymistä edistäviin opintoihin ja sillä voi korvata kohdista Englantilainen kirjallisuus, Romantiikan kirjallisuus. Puuttuvat 3 op voi suorittaa erikseen sovittavana kirjatenttinä. Näiden lisäksi kurssi sopii aineopintojen vapaavalinnaisiin opintoihin.