Troubled Pleasure - The Romantics

This course explores some of the great poets of the Romantic period (1790 – 1840). This was an extraordinary time in Literature. The poetic works of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, Keats and more established the cornerstones of how we understand ourselves and our worlds.


  • Review of the Language and Techniques of English Literature
  • Understand the poetry seminal to the Romantic period
  • Enhance appreciation of the context and influences of this period

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss poetic form and feature.
  2. Describe the context of the Romantic period.
  3. Discuss the pre occupations of the Romantic poets.