English 133 - Fall, 2022

19th Century British Literature

Class Information

Instructor: Tinonga-Valle, Jennifer
CRN: 53059
Time: MWF 12:10-1:00
Location: 3212 TLC
GE Areas: World Cultures Writing Experience


In this course, we will explore British literature from 1800 to 1900. Our readings will include poetry, prose, and drama produced in England and the British Colonies. We will focus on influential and representative texts that allow us to trace the emergence of major literary trends, dialogues, debates, and forms during this eventful century.

Key themes that we may explore include gender and sexuality, rights and revolution, publication and popular readers, domesticity and adventure, empire and race, industrialization and labor, individual and community.


Short Essay, Research Essay, Reading Journal, Classwork and Participation, Course Project, Final Exam


Persuasion, Jane Austen
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands, Mary Seacole
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle