EN 355 - Victorian Literature (1832-1901)
(3 cr.) During the Victorian period, the industrial age in England reached its height as the nation expanded its cultural and economic boarders to become the world power that was the British Empire. It was a time when immense wealth was coupled with immense poverty, and propriety, duty and family was the slogan of Victorian morality but hidden in the open was the growth of brothels and the drug trade. It was the first age where literacy was widespread, and reading was the primary entertainment for the elite and the masses. Students explore the variety of literature in which the Victorians imagined themselves and the world they lived in. Prerequisite: one course from EN level 200; Every Other Year, Fall

Fall 2016