English 338: Victorian Fiction

338-010 Prof. Grossman
TR 12:30-1:45
Gore Hall 219
Office Hours: TR 1:45-2:45 (best to make an appointment via email)

In this course we shall explore the Victorian novel. Our reading will take us on a journey in which we will discuss a wide variety of topics, such as women's rights, the rise of the city, and colonialism. More than a few orphans and criminals will command our attention, as will other characters who scout the changing, historical borders of identity and public institutions in the nineteenth century. The Victorian authors we will read include Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy. Alongside of these authors we will discuss modern literary criticism and theory. Course requirements are lively class participation, three papers, and individual writing conferences.


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