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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
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ENG 332-01 - The Victorians

4 credits (Fall)
Going to Town: Urbanization and Victorian Literature. Massive and rapid migration to still-developing urban centers during the Victorian period led to decaying rural areas and catastrophically congested cities. Industrialization affected all facets of nineteenth-century life, and we’ll explore a number of them, focusing on class and gender dynamics during this period.  We will read a variety of works of fiction and nonfiction including Charles Dickens’s Bleak House, Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South, and Henry Mayhew’s London Labour and the London Poor. Students will submit two papers over the course of the semester, along with an annotated bibliography and regular short written responses. 

Prerequisite: ENG 223 ENG 224 , ENG 225 ENG 227 , orENG 228 .  
Instructor: C. Jacobson