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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a British Romanticism unit of a standard introductory humanities course. Topics covered include:
- Lord Byron's life and poems
- Jane Austen's major novels and life
- A comparison of Mary Shelley's story of 'Frankenstein' and its use in movies
- The Bronte sisters
1. Lord Byron: Poems and Biography
Lord Byron was once called 'mad, bad and dangerous to know.' In this lesson, you'll learn about this poet who is one of English Romanticism's most celebrated and prolific figures.
2. Byron's Don Juan: Summary, Quotes and Analysis
When a complicated, fascinating writer like Lord Byron devotes a huge chunk of his life to a single, sprawling work, you're assured a product that's just like its author, except when it isn't. In this lesson, you'll learn about Lord Byron's epic masterpiece, 'Don Juan.'
3. Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels
When you hear the name 'Jane Austen,' you probably think about long dresses, stuffy tea parties, and British accents - unless you don't know who she is. In that case, you really need to watch this video about the writer's life and works.
4. Emily and Charlotte Bronte: Sisters and Authors
Long before JK Rowling dreamed up Fred and George Weasley, Charlotte and Elizabeth Bronte accomplished impressive things as siblings. Their family history is a sad one, though, and their feelings of loss are evident in their most famous novels, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
5. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film
FIRE BAD! That may be the depth of your experience with Frankenstein. But before he broke into pop culture, the character had a rich literary history. Watch our lesson to learn more!
6. JMW Turner: Biography & Paintings
In this lesson we will learn about the Romantic artist, JMW, or Joseph Mallord William, Turner. Although Turner lived an eccentric and isolated life, he left the world with a legacy of Romantic-era paintings.
7. Robert Southey Poems & Biography
Robert Southey was a prolific writer and poet who lived in the early 1800s. His works influenced many other great writers, such as Shelley, Byron, Tennyson, and Browning. In this lesson, we will learn about the life of this writer from the Romantic era.
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