Spring 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Brewer, Kenneth
Discipline and Number
LIT 3319 Section 501
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*
*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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