BAEnglish Romanticism (Double-Subject Study Programme)

Credit points: 0
Contact hours: 30
Type: Lectures


Mojca Krevel, PhD, Professor

Course Description

Aims and Specific Competences:

  • Ability to recognize and establish the defining features of movements and directions appearing in the context of English Romanticism
  • Placement of the English Romantic tradition within the broader European cultural, historical and spiritual contexts
  • Identification of the typically Romantic elements in the works of late Classicism
  • Knowledge of the most important Romantic authors and their works
  • Definition of reasons for present-day popularity of central Romantic texts
  • Ability to critically handle the works of English Romanticism with the established tools of literary science


Emergence of (Pre)Romanticism as a reaction to the hitherto classicist doctrine of writing and spiritual perception of the world.

Analysis and interpretation of selected prose and poetic works of English Romanticism.

Intercultural and intertextual connections between English and Slovene literatures, both in the period of Romanticism and later, with a special emphasis on the influence of the English authors upon Slovene literary production.

The phenomenon of Ossianism and emergence of specific Romantic ideas and concepts, such as national Romanticism, Weltschmertz, Helenism, folk culture and language, national epics, etc.

Course Literature:

  • Day, Aidan. Romanticism. London: Routledge, 1996.
  • Bogataj Gradišnik, Katarina. Grozljivi roman. Ljubljana: DZS, 1991.
  • Curran, Stuart (ur.). The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1993.
  • Izenberg, Gerald N. The Impossible Individuality: Romanticism, Revolution and the
  • Origins of Modern Selfhood. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1992.
  • Kos, Janko. Romantika. Ljubljana: DZS, 1980.
  • Manning, Peter J.. Reading Romantics: Texts and Contexts. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1990.
  • Napier, Elizabeth R. The Failure of Gothic. Oxford: Clarendon, 1987.
  • Raimond, Jean. A Handbook to English Romanticism. New York: St. Martin's Press,1994.



Type (examination, oral, coursework, project): Exam.

Grading scale of 6-10 (pass) and 1-5 (fail), in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana and with the examination system of the Faculty of Arts.