© 2010

Teaching Romanticism

  • David Higgins
  • Sharon Ruston

Part of the Teaching the New English book series (TENEEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. David Higgins, Sharon Ruston
      Pages 1-8
  3. The Changing Canon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. John Goodridge
      Pages 11-23
    3. Thomas C. Crochunis
      Pages 24-37
    4. Murray Pittock
      Pages 38-48
    5. David Higgins
      Pages 49-61
    6. Sharon Ruston
      Pages 62-74
    7. Brycchan Carey
      Pages 75-87
  4. Approaches to Teaching Romanticism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Sophie Thomas
      Pages 91-103
    3. Stephen C. Behrendt
      Pages 120-133
    4. Sarah Wootton
      Pages 134-145
    5. Sue Chaplin
      Pages 146-160
    6. Steve Clark, Masashi Suzuki
      Pages 177-190
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 191-201

About this book


Romanticism is taught at universities across the globe and is considered integral to the study of British and European literature. This book, written by leading academics, presents innovative, practical approaches to teaching traditional and newer aspects of the curriculum and is essential to anyone teaching Romanticism at university level.


English literature Romanticism William Wordsworth

Editors and affiliations

  • David Higgins
    • 1
  • Sharon Ruston
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK
  2. 2.University of SalfordUK

About the editors

STEPHEN C. BEHRENDT George Holmes Distinguished University Professor of English, University of Nebraska, USA SALLY BUSHELL Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of The Wordsworth Centre, Department of English and Creative Writing, Lancaster University, UK BRYCCHAN CAREY Reader in English Literature, Kingston University, UK SUE CHAPLIN Senior Lecturer in English, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK STEVE CLARK Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, Japan THOMAS C. CROCHUNIS Assistant Professor of English, Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania, USA JOHN GOODRIDGE Professor of English, Nottingham Trent University, UK HARRIET KRAMER LINKIN Professor of English Literature, New Mexico State University, USA MURRAY PITTOCK Bradley Professor of English Literature, University of Glasgow, UK MASASHI SUZUKI Professor of English, Kyoto University, Japan SOPHIE THOMAS Associate Professor of English, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada SARAH WOOTTON Lecturer in English Studies, Durham University, UK

Bibliographic information


'Teaching Romanticism is intelligently divided into thematic essays ('new approaches') and case studies in teaching practice. It is most impressive as a compendium of pedagogical experience and constitutes an invaluable source of ideas for anyone faced with the prospect of developing a new module on British Romantic period literature. What emerges from the editors' overview, and from the volume as a whole, is an optimistic, research-led teaching culture, which has benefited from the variousness and curiosity of historicism, and which is open to considerations of gender, class, nationality, marginalised writers and cultures, and interdisciplinarity...' - Anthony Howe, Birmingham City University, British Association for Romantic Studies