LITS2306 READING SCHEDULE MODULE TWO:
FROM ROMANTICISM TO NEO-CLASSICISM

Please note that I have made some adjustments to the Reading Schedule for this Module

WEEK 7: THE CRITIQUE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT: ROMANTIC THEORIES OF IDENTITY

Required Readings:

Lec. 1: Cultural Nationalism

Lec. 2: German Idealism

Tutorial: Post-colonial / African Identity in the Diaspora

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WEEK 8: ROMANTIC CRITICAL THEORY I: THE EXPRESSIVE TURN

Required Readings:

Lec. 1: the 'Discovery' of 'Longinus'

Lec. 2: the New Emphasis on Originality

Tutorial: Femininity

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WEEK 9: ROMANTIC AND NEO-ROMANTIC CRITICAL THEORY II: THE AUTHOR / EXPRESSIVE LITERARY HISTORY

Lec. 1: Hermeneutics: Interpreting the Author's Meaning

Lec. 2: Cultural Nationalist Literary History

Tutorial: Post-colonial Authorship / Literary History

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WEEK 10: THE RETURN OF NEO-CLASSICISM:
THE REJECTION OF THE AUTHOR / 'AUTHORLESS' AND 'HISTORY-LESS' LITERARY HISTORY

Required Readings:

Lec. 1: an Influential Nineteenth Century View

Lec. 2: an Influential 20th Century View

Tutorial: Feminist Authorship / Literary History

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WEEK 11: NEO-ROMANTICISM VS NEO-CLASSICISM II: REPRESENTATION

Required Readings:

Lec. 1: the Neo-Romantic View

Lec. 2: the Neo-Classical View

Tutorial: Post-colonial / Feminist Representation

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WEEK 12: NEO-ROMANTICISM VS NEO-CLASSICISM III: THE READER

Required Readings:

Lec. 1: the Neo-Romantic View

Lec. 2: the Neo-Classical View

Tutorial: the Post-colonial / Feminist Reader

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RETROSPECTIVE: ROMANTICISM VS CLASSICISM

For a famous review of the Classical vs. Romantic debate and a summary of their respective points of view, you may wish to conclude by reading: