ENGL 335 A: English Literature: The Age of Victoria

Meeting Time: 
MW 11:30am - 1:20pm
Location: 
MGH 241
SLN: 
14414
Instructor:
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Charles LaPorte

Syllabus Description:

Evolution and secularization are among the most interesting and influential of modern ideas about the world.  This course, an introduction to nineteenth-century literature, addresses the Darwinian revolution and its bearing upon secularization and global climate change.  Please expect to read two big novels as well as healthy amounts of poetry and nonfiction prose. The class will be jointly taught by Professor LaPorte and Professor Taylor.

Catalog Description: 
Examines literary works from Victorian Britain and its empire (1837-1901), paired with contemporary social, scientific, and historical developments such as industrialization; urbanization; child labor; imperial expansion; scientific ideas of evolution and geologic time; changing ideas of gender/sexuality; mass education and mass literacy; and the popularization of print media.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 10:50pm