Special Studies in 19th-Century British Literature
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
A study of a specific theme, problem or author of the 19th century. The specific topic will be determined by the instructor and advertised annually.
A01-Fall: Victorian Children's Fiction
A survey of children's fiction in the Golden Age of the Victorian era, a period in which didacticism gave way to imaginative exploration and intelligent playfulness. Authors may include Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, E. Nesbit, George MacDonald, Charles Kingsley, R.L. Stevenson.
A01-Spring: Victorian Literature and the Other Arts
This course examines connections between literature and the arts of painting and music in the late Victorian period. Works by Rossetti, Eliot, Lee, Wilde, and du Maurier will serve as starting points for intermedial investigations. Concepts covered include art for art's sake, music as aesthetic ideal, the gentleman artist, the effeminate/masculine male musician, and the seductive female singer. Knowledge of music is not required, though it would be an asset.
Note: Topic is announced each year. May be taken more than once for credit in different topics to a maximum of 3 units.
Undergraduate course in English offered by the Department of English in the Faculty of Humanities.