Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013
This course introduces students to the poetry and prose of the Victorian period, surveying texts published between 1831 and 1901. It examines the development of Victorian literature in relation to its intellectual, cultural and societal contexts: the development of theories of evolution, the rapid urbanisation and continuing industrialisation of England and the growth of the British Empire. The course commences with an historical survey of key Victorian thinkers, and then examines a range of Victorian fiction and poetry.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1) Recognise distinct themes and formal attributes of Victorian literature;
2) Demonstrate skills in interpretation and analysis of Victorian literature at intermediate undergraduate level;
3) Demonstrate the ability to communicate at intermediate undergraduate level;
4) Demonstrate skills in information literacy and use of technology to perform research;
5) Write analytic essays at intermediate undergraduate level.
Content of this course will vary from offering to offering, but will focus on the study of the development of Victorian literature from 1831 to 1901.
ENGL1002 Romantic and Victorian Literature
Students who have successfully completed ENGL1002 Romantic and Victorian Literature are precluded from enrolment in this course.
20 units of English at 1000 level
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term