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ENGL 3319 Hats, Suits & Corsets: Material Culture in the Victorian Novel (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will consider the material culture of the Victorian novel; that is, the objects that fill the novels' pages, as well as the object of the novel itself. Questions of materiality, cultural frameworks, and the role of the object will be central to our purpose. Key texts will include novels by Dickens and Eliot, as well as a range of secondary sources including works by Elaine Freedgood and John Plotz.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Rachel Ernst

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Satisfies the pre-1900 requirement.


Last Updated: 27-Oct-14