Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organise and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download and subscribe to The Romantics - Audio by The Open University, get iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes

The Romantics - Audio

By The Open University

To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.


How did Romantic writers address questions of identity? How did their experiences influence the way they expressed themselves? The Romantic period saw a rise in creative, artistic and intellectual pursuits in eighteenth century Europe. The era placed greater emphasis on emotion and intuition as opposed to the scientific rationalisation which had gained prominence during ‘The Age of Enlightenment’. In this audio selection, a panel of experts evaluate various elements of this movement and asses themes such as authorship, the idea of self in addition to the extent to which their work was affected by its historical context. This material forms part of The Open University course A230 Reading and studying literature.