English and drama
Special Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Module code: Q3184
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework
In this module, you examine the literary works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, exploring how his poetry was influenced by politics and religion.
You study his:
- proto-Marxist philosophy and how this influenced his Pantisocracy letters and poems
- lectures on the slave trade delivered at Bristol
- meditative poetry
- gothic and opium-inspired writing
- literary criticism and notebooks
- final work of political philosophy - On the Constitution of Church and State.
Module learning outcomes
- Understand the formal and generic developments of a named author's work
- Understand how the work has been shaped by the social, historical and intellectual contexts in which it was produced.
- Through critical analysis of a range of the author¿s writing over his/her career, demonstrate an understanding of how his/her literary reputation was established and has been maintained.
- Organise complex material into an essay that illustrates independent research