English 133 - Spring, 2017

19th Century British Literature

Class Information

Instructor: Frederickson, Kathleen
CRN: 91267
Time: TR 12:10-1:30
Location: 1150 Hart


    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.


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


    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
    The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
    Mary Barton, Elizabeth Gaskell
    Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
    short other readings available electronically