English 252 - Spring, 2016

Victorian Literature

Class Information

Instructor: Frederickson, Kathleen
CRN: 63202
Time: R 3:10-6:00
Location: 120 Voorhies
Breadth: Later British
Focus: Theory


    Capital in Nineteenth-Century Britain
    This course will examine the politics and aesthetics around labor, credit, speculation, and the circulation of capital in nineteenth-century Britain. By reading nineteenth-century fiction and poetry alongside political economy, journalism, parliamentary papers, and contemporary critical theory, we will examine topics such as the debates over the Corn Laws, the credit crisis over the 1866 collapse of the banking giant Overend Gurney, the 1889 Bryant and May strike, arguments about surplus labor and the length of the working day, empire and accumulation, as well as domestic labor and the reproduction of relations of production.


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