ENGLISH 361 - The Victorian Novel
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The Victorian era (1837-1901) saw itself as a time of incredibly rapid and disorienting social, cultural, and technological change. Factors ranging from the Industrial Revolution to Darwin’s theory of evolution generated the widespread sense that old certainties—whether about humanity’s place in the universe or women’s place in society, about the nature of the social order or the nature of reality itself—were becoming obsolete: “all that is solid melts into air,” as Marx and Engels famously put it. This course will explore how the period’s dominant literary form, the novel, registered and responded to these historic shifts. What formal techniques, we will ask, did novelists devise to capture the terrifying dislocations, thrilling opportunities, and sheer complexity of the modern world?

Book list (subject to change): Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre; Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South; Charles Dickens, Great Expectations; George Eliot, Daniel Deronda; Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

ENGLISH 361 - The Victorian Novel
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0140434275
Daniel Deronda, Author: George Eliot., Publisher: Penguin Books 3rd ed. 1993
ISBN: 9780199219766
Great expectations, Author: Charles Dickens ; edited by Margaret Cardwell ; with an introduction and notes by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst., Publisher: Oxford University Press New ed. 2008
ISBN: 9780199537006
North and South, Author: Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
ISBN: 9780140434002
Jane Eyre, Author: Bronte?, Charlotte., Publisher: Penguin Books 2003
ISBN: 9781551117515
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : a pure woman faithfully presented, Author: Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928., Publisher: Broadview Press 2007
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