English 133 - Fall, 2014

19th Century British Literature

Class Information

Instructor: Frederickson, Kathleen
CRN: 63810
Time: MWF 1:10-2:00
Location: 118 Olson

Description

    This course will examine some of the major British literary texts of the Romantic and Victorian periods. We will examine how literary form helped to produce the period’s thinking on such topics as empire, capital, gender, sexuality, health, class, technology, and evolution. We will read a selection of secondary articles drawn from contemporary scholarship in order to develop our thinking about the period.

Grading

    * Midterm Paper
    * Revision
    * Final Paper
    * Final Exam
    * In-class quizzes and writing
    * Attendance (required at all class sessions) and participation

Texts

    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
    Sonnets from the Portuguese, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning
    The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
    Mary Barton, Elizabeth Gaskell
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson