Teaching the New English: Teaching Romanticism

Poetry, Romantic literature, Romanticism, Teaching library

romanticismEdited by David Higgins and Sharon Ruston

Print Pub Date: January 2010
Online Date: April 2012


Romanticism is widely taught at universities across the globe and is considered integral to the study of British and European literature. Teaching Romanticism addresses the extensive impact of recent research on the canon of Romantic writing and presents innovative, practical approaches to teaching both traditional and newer aspects of the curriculum. The first part of the book, on the changing canon, includes essays on topics such as women writers, slavery and empire, and Romantic theatre. The second part examines a wide variety of teaching methods, such as using information technology, the literary field trip, and engaging students with literary theory. The book also includes a survey of postgraduate study in the UK and North America, course outlines, a chronology, and a guide to further resources. Written by leading academics in the field from Britain, Japan, and the United States, this is an essential text for anyone teaching Romanticism at university level.