ENG 361 - Victorian Secrets: Fear and Hypocrisy in Victorian Literature
This British literature course focuses on the texts of the Victorian 19th century. The course examines fiction, poetry, and drama that represent Britain’s anxious negotiation of 19th century identity from self-assured beacon of industrial progress and proud seat of world empire, to symbol of urban exploitation and disappearing rural tradition. The course also examines the development of Victorian aesthetic forms, from the role of the Victorian third person narrator, to the rise of didactic poetic rhythms, to the structure of dialogue in late Victorian dramatic satire. Satisfies the Literary Perspectives General Education and Writing Designated core requirements.