Faculty of Arts


ENGLISH 219

Nineteenth-Century Literature


Description

Exploring the period in which the modern idea of childhood as a distinctive state emerged, the course focuses on the literary theme of attaining maturity and an adult sense of self in the nineteenth century. Examining fiction, poetry and drama, it considers the treatment of childhood, the development of sexual and gender identity and how individuals did (and didn’t) fit into society.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Professor Joanne Wilkes

Reading/Texts

There will be a Departmental anthology containing poetry by Blake, Wordsworth and Emily Dickinson.

Other texts are:

Jane Austen, Emma (Oxford World’s Classics).

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (Oxford World’s Classics).

Lewis Carroll, The Annotated Alice (Penguin).

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (Oxford World’s Classics).

Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles (Oxford World's Classics).

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (Oxford).

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

ENGLISH 219: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

Any 30 points at Stage I in English

Restrictions

ENGLISH 104


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