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ENGL 7724 Sociability and the Social in Victorian Culture (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course investigates how the literature and culture of Victorian Britain imagined different modes of sociability, and new models of subjectivity and connection, during a period of rapid social transformation. Topics may include the emergence of market society, the place of affect, and social discourses such as family and friendship.We will read a selection of Victorian social novels, along with poetry and nonfiction prose. Students will write short response papers and one longer paper.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Aeron Hunt

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 01-Feb-17