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How did Romantic writers address questions of identity? How did their experiences influence the way they expressed themselves? The Romantic period saw a rise in creative, artistic and intellectual pursuits in eighteenth century Europe. The era placed greater emphasis on emotion and intuition as opposed to the scientific rationalisation which had gained prominence during ‘The Age of Enlightenment’. In this audio selection, a panel of experts evaluate various elements of this movement and asses themes such as authorship, the idea of self in addition to the extent to which their work was affected by its historical context.

This material forms part of The Open University course A230 Reading and studying literature.

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How did Romantic writers address questions of identity? How did their experiences influence the way they expressed themselves? The Romantic period saw a rise in creative, artistic and intellectual pursuits in eighteenth century Europe. The era placed greater emphasis on emotion and intuition as opposed to the scientific rationalisation which had gained prominence during ‘The Age of Enlightenment’. In this audio selection, a panel of experts evaluate various elements of this movement and asses themes such as authorship, the idea of self in addition to the extent to which their work was affected by its historical context.

This material forms part of The Open University course A230 Reading and studying literature.

    Romantic authorship

    Romantic authorship

    Professor Andrew Bennett discusses the idea of authorship.

    • 6 min
    Transcript -- Romantic authorship

    Transcript -- Romantic authorship

    Professor Andrew Bennett discusses the idea of authorship.

    The self

    The self

    How did Romantic writers represent ‘the self’?

    • 10 min
    Transcript -- The self

    Transcript -- The self

    How did Romantic writers represent ‘the self’?

    Wordsworth and De Quincy

    Wordsworth and De Quincy

    Bill Greenwell adapts one of Wordsworth’s poems ‘To daffodils’ in the voice of Thomas De Quincy.

    • 6 min
    Transcript -- Wordsworth and De Quincy

    Transcript -- Wordsworth and De Quincy

    Bill Greenwell adapts one of Wordsworth’s poems ‘To daffodils’ in the voice of Thomas De Quincy.

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