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Reading the Victorians
ENGL 245
Spring 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: FGSS 255

Why read the Victorians? To know more about how an industrial, urban, commercial, imperial nation imagines itself; to understand better how middle-class culture is established and comes to work all by itself; to explore the power of representations of sexual difference--the famous separate spheres for 19th-century men and women--and of the great divide which opens between the public and the private. In other words, to better know ourselves. Our primary focus will be on novels; we will read other kinds of Victorian texts as well, and current literary criticism and historical studies. Why study literature to address these questions? To understand better the complex pleasures of novelistic representation, to learn how novels work.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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