Undergraduate Course: Eighteenth-century Literature II: the Age of Sensibility (LLLG07053)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Lifelong Learning (LLC)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL): ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
'The Age of Sensibility' is a fascinating and important period which bridges the gap between the rationalistic Enlightenment literature of the early eighteenth century and the stirrings of Romanticism in its final decades. We will study some fine writing on the pleasures and pitfalls of the emotional life, from James Thomson, Rousseau, Henry Mackenzie (The Man of Feeling), Lawrence Sterne (A Sentimental Journey), Robert Burns and Jane Austen (Sense and Sensibility).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Lifelong Learning - Session 3, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: No
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of this course, students should be able to:
* discuss the historical and cultural context of the Age of Sensibility;
* explain the special concerns of the age;
* apply techniques of literary analysis to the works.
|One 2000 word essay submitted after the course finishes, worth 100% of the total course mark.|
||Week 1: The great harmony of nature: James Thomson, 'Autumn' from The Seasons (1730)
Week 2: The magnificent sublime: William Collins' Odes (1747)
Week 3: God loves our household animals: Christopher Smart's Jubilate Agno (1763)
Weeks 4 and 5: God even loves the French: Lawrence Sterne, A Sentimental Journey (1768)
Week 6: The birth of warm-heartedness: Henry Mackenzie, The Man of Feeling (1771)
Week 7: Changing the world for ever: Rousseau, extracts from Reveries of the Solitary Walker (1776)
Week 8: Passions and politics: Robert Burns
Weeks 9 and 10: Magisterial summings up: Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (1811)
||* Collaborative working.
* Group discussion.
* Composition of discursive essays.
* Understanding of personal relationships.
Austen, Jane 2007. Sense and Sensibility. London: Penguin Popular Classics.
Greenblatt, Stephen ed., 2006. Norton Anthology of English Literature: Restoration and the Eighteenth Century. New York: W. W. Norton.
Mackenzie, Henry 2001. The Man of Feeling. Oxford: OUP.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques 1979. Reveries of the Solitary Walker. London: Penguin.
Sterne, Lawrence 2011. A Sentimental Journey. London: Penguin.
Barker-Benfield, G. J., 1992. The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century England. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Day, G. and Keegan, B., eds., 2009. The Eighteenth-Century Literature Handbook. London: Continuum.
Goring, Paul 2008. Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture. London: Continuum.
|Course organiser||Dr Caroline Bamford
Tel: (0131 6)50 4322
|Course secretary||Mrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
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