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ENGL 3360 Victorian Violence (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Victorian Britain has a well-known reputation for restraint. But violence was an inescapable part of the experience of Victorian writers and their publics, casting a shadow on their celebrations of the progress of civilization and their championing of the peaceful virtues of hearth and home. This course will examine representations of war, murder, domestic violence, and political violence—on the home front and around the globe—in Victorian fiction, poetry, prose writing, and performance. Authors may include Arnold, Emily Brontë, Carlyle, Conrad, Dickens, Kipling, Morrison, Stevenson, and Tennyson.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Aeron Hunt

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills the pre-1900 requirement


Last Updated: 05-Oct-16