Skip to main content Skip to navigation Aims This module seeks to provide an understanding of Romantic literature in the two languages in the period Learning Outcomes By the end of this module you should have: 1. Acquired an understanding of a number of important Romantic texts in both German and English. Learned to identify the principal features of the Romantic sensibility.
Acquired an understanding of the issues, themes and motifs common to Romantic writing. Texts to Buy These are predominantly German texts in cheap editions.
A weekly seminar of one-and-a-half hours. An assessed essay of 5, words to be submitted in May. Sections of the Module 1.
Simply link your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number to your Booktopia account and earn points on eligible orders. But this very versatility prevented his rising to eminence in any one vocation ; and, even as a romance - writer , in which capacity he will be longest remembered, he was deficient in some of the highest attributes. The Golden Pot, and Other Tales, tr. Helen Garner. Orwell on Truth George Orwell.
Romanticism and Revolution weeks 3. Faust and Faustian figures weeks 4. And "Die Bergwerke zu Falun" from The Serapion Brethren ; normally trans as "The Mines of Falun" once again features a personality split between two worlds, and follows him downwards into the mine where his artistic and perhaps insane Perception gives him what turns out in the end to be a fatal Vision. Rarely in ETAH's serious work does the artist manage to live whole: either the world takes him or he dies into something other.
ETAH wrote two long novels of genre interest. The structure of the book is markedly complex. Murr as "editor", ETAH, explains has written his own rather philistine confession upon the sole existing copy of a biography of Kriesler; the two texts jostle together contradictingly in a manner that forecasts 20th-century plays on textuality — the wording of the title makes reference to The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne For a century or so after his death, ETAH tended to be thought of as an unwholesome eccentric whose fiction was uncontrolled and whose use of the supernatural detracted from his serious intentions.
He is now recognized as a skilled and conscious creator, some of whose visions prefigure the darker dreams of this century. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia , but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated. About us Contact.