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ENGL 9903 PhD Seminar: The Victorian Novel and Genre (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

It was during the Victorian period (1837-1901) that the novel became the dominant literary genre, at once entertaining newly literate populations and anchoring debates on aesthetics, politics, religion, and morality. This course will focus on questions about genre and the relationship between popular and elite literature. Weeks will be devoted to significant subgenres of the period, including the detective novel, science fiction, the historical novel, and the sentimental novel. A broader set of concerns will turn on issues of periodization, classification, and canonization.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Maia McAleavey

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jan-14