ENGL 3205 Global Victorians (Spring: 3 )
This course will consider the literature of Victorian Britain from an international perspective. Questions of empire, commerce, subjugation, tourism, war, and settler colonialism will be central to our purpose. In addition to advertisements, speeches, and poetry, key texts will include adventure stories, like Stevenson's Treasure Island, Conan Doyle's The Sign of Four, and Haggard's King Solomon's Mines; mystery novels, like Collins's The Moonstone and Stoker's Dracula; novels written by Britons living abroad, like Taylor's Seeta (India) and Clarke's His Natural Life (Australia); and critiques of the machinery of empire, like Conrad's Lord Jim and Schreiner's Story of an African Farm.
Instructor(s): Maia McAleavey
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13