21L.481 Victorian Literature and Culture

As taught in: Spring 2003

Lewis Carroll portrait.

Lewis Carroll. Halftone photomechanical reproduction of  photograph. (No date found on item.) Location: Biographical File Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-70064. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. James Buzard

Course Features

Course Description

The course covers British literature and culture during Queen Victoria's long reign, 1837-1901. This was the brilliant age of Charles Dickens, the Brontës, Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, Robert Browning, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred, Lord Tennyson – and many others. It was also the age of urbanization, steam power, class conflict, Darwin, religious crisis, imperial expansion, information explosion, bureaucratization – and much more.