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ENGL 3354 The Novels of Dickens (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Popular showman and cultural critic, Charles Dickens was a publishing phenomenon in England and America: his novels defined a Victorian world teeming with energy but anxious about the very things it was celebrating—progress, national power, individual success, global commerce, personal desire. In the course we'll study the artist's development in the history of his times (1830's through 1860's) through Dickens's novels, journalism, and autobiography. Novels: probably Oliver Twist, Bleak House, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, and Our Mutual Friend, as well as the film version of Nicholas Nickleby.


Instructor(s): Judith Wilt

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Fulfills pre-1900 requirement


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13