Spring 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Brewer, Kenneth
Discipline and Number
LIT 3319 Section 501
R 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 (1830-1900). Authors include Tennyson, the Brownings, the Brontes, Dickens, Trollope, Swinburne, Wilde, and Hardy. Major works: novels by Charlotte Bronte, Trollope, 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:


Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Short writings, midterm, final, one paper, and class presentations.

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