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    Vassar College
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ENGL 249 - Victorian Literature: Culture and Anarchy

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
Study of Victorian culture through the prose writers of the period. This course explores the strategies of nineteenth-century writers who struggled to find meaning and order in a changing world. It focuses on such issues as industrialization, the woman question, imperialism, aestheticism, and decadence, paying particular attention to the relationship between literary and social discourses. Authors may include nonfiction prose writers such as Carlyle, Ruskin, Arnold, Pater, and Wilde as well as fiction writers such as Disraeli, Gaskell, Dickens, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, George Eliot, and Arthur Conan Doyle. Wendy Graham.



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