Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2.5 |
Total Time Commitment: 102
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||106-230 Reverberations of Terror: 1789-1900|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
CoordinatorDr Clara Tuite, Dr Grace Moore
ContactGrace Moore firstname.lastname@example.org
This subject introduces 19th century political writing, tracing the cultures of radicalism, reaction and liberal reform that emerged after the Napoleonic Wars. It focuses on the age of mass resistance, and the often-fearful reactions dissent inspired in social and political elites. Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities exemplifies the terror reverberating throughout the century, with its graphic crowd scenes and depictions of the underclass in revolt. Beginning with The Red and the Black and closing with the New Woman novel of the fin de siecle, we will examine literary responses to political issues including Abolitionism, the Napoleonic Wars, the heroic age of popular radicalism, the Peterloo Massacre, the French revolutions (1830 and 1848), Chartism, the Indian Mutiny‚ and the emergence of the women's movement. Students will address concerns including the rise of realism and its overtly political agenda. They will consider fiction, poetry and political prose to discover how these different media informed each other. Students will encounter polemical writing alongside well-known canonical texts to gain an overview of the political climate of the long 19th century. On completion of this subject students will have gained an understanding of how this time of great change and uncertainty was captured in poetry and prose.
Students who complete this subject will:
A 1500 word essay, 40% (due mid-semester), and a 2500 word essay, 60% (due at the end of the semester). This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 75% attendance and regular participation and a class presentation in tutorials are required. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
A subject reader containing primary material and critical essays, including poetry by Byron, P.B. Shelley's The Masque of Anarchy, England in 1819, Chartist poetry by Ebenezer Elliott and Ernest Jones and prose by Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin will be available.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will acquire the following skills:
|Notes:||Students who have completed 673-345 Reverberations of Terror: 1789-1900 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.|
English Literary Studies Major
English and Theatre Studies
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