Literature & Society, 1750-1900

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The module explores the interplay between the nationwide perspectives of social philosophy and the more individualistic concerns of literary culture in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It offers students a chance to make broad connections across the period, at the same time as providing them with in-depth knowledge of principal theoreticians of culture in these decades and their major works.


Coursework makes up 100% of the assessment, as follows:

  • 'Literature review' or annotated bibliography of approx. 2,000 words (30%);
  • Research essay of not more than 5,000 words (70%)


Dr Daniel Cook