21L.481 Victorian Literature and Culture

Spring 2003

Lewis Carroll portrait.
Lewis Carroll. Halftone photomechanical reproduction of  photograph. (No date found on item.) Location: Biographical File Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-70064. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.)

Course Highlights

This course features downloadable readings, exams, and assignments.

Course Description

The course covers British literature and culture during Queen Victoria's long reign, 1837-1901. This was the brilliant age of Charles Dickens, the Brontës, Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, Robert Browning, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred, Lord Tennyson – and many others. It was also the age of urbanization, steam power, class conflict, Darwin, religious crisis, imperial expansion, information explosion, bureaucratization – and much more.
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Prof. James Buzard

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session