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ENGL 7708 Crises of the 19th Century: Society, Gender and Belief (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course reads Victorian literature in the context of larger historical and cultural movements (often perceived as "crises") in the nineteenth century. The readings start in the 1830s, tracing Britain's political, military and Imperial ascent; they end at the very close of the nineteenth century, often seen as the apex of British economic and military power. The writers we read include Alfred Tennyson, Mary Mitford, Harriet Martineau, Henry Mayhew, Queen Victoria, Matthew Arnold, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, George Meredith, George Eliot, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Walter Pater, Lord Alfred Douglas, Edmund Gosse, and Virginia Woolf.


Instructor(s): James Najarian

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13