ENG 361 - Victorian Literature
This British literature course will focus on the texts of the Victorian 19th century. The course will examine 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 will also examine 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 Arts & Humanities and Writing Designated core requirements.