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ENGL 7771 The Victorian Novel (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Provides graduate students with an advanced introduction to the scholarly and critical study of the Victorian novel (1837-1901). It is appropriate both for students who have had some undergraduate course work in the field and those who are relatively new to Victorian Studies. We will read a number of the major novels of the period, probably including novels by Charlotte Brontë, W. M. Thackeray, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy. We will also explore the historical context of the Victorian era and develop a critical framework for theorizing these texts and, more broadly, the novel as a genre.


Instructor(s): Maia McAleavey

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 30-Jan-15