Spring 2012 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Brewer, Kenneth
Discipline and Number
LIT 3319 Section: 501
Day:
M Time: 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title:
Victorian Literature

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This course is a comprehensive survey of the Victorian period of English literature (1837-1901). Authors include Tennyson, the Brownings, the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, Collins, Swinburne, Wilde, and Hardy. Major works: novels by Charlotte Bronte, Collins, Eliot, Dickens and Hardy. While themes include the clash between science and religion, Victorian morality, and Victorian social views, a particular focus will be on Victorian conceptions of the moral effects of works of literature on the reader.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

*Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Victorian Era.*
*Jane Eyre*
*Great Expectations*
*Middlemarch*
*Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde*
*The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes*

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Major paper, class presentation, short writing assignments, midterm and final exam.

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