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ENGL 249 - Victorian Literature


1 unit(s)


(Same as VICT 249 ) Study of Victorian culture through the prose writers of the period. This course explores the strategies of nineteenth-century writers who struggled to find meaning and order in a changing world. It focuses on such issues as industrialization, the woman question, imperialism, aestheticism, and decadence, paying particular attention to the relationship between literary and social discourses. Authors may include nonfiction prose writers such as Carlyle, Ruskin, Arnold, Pater, and Wilde as well as fiction writers such as Disraeli, Gaskell, Dickens, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, George Eliot, and Arthur Conan Doyle. 

 

 

 

 

This course satisfies the pre-1900 requirement for the English major.

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2021/22.

Course Format: CLS



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