Late Victorian

Course Number: ENGL 181LV
Prerequisites: Writing 2 or 50 or equivalents
General Education Areas Fulfilled: GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 181AA-ZZ
Quarter: Winter 2018
Instructor: Donnelly, Brian
Day(s): TR
Time: 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Location: GIRV 2112
Description:

This course will focus on the literature of the 1890s in Britain, a time known as the fin de siècle (end of the century), examining the significant cultural, political and social debates of this period. We will be concerned in particular with the rhetoric of monstrosity and degeneration, with decadence, criminality, moral and physical disease, and with the growing fascination with the supernatural, the psychological, the sexual, and the deviant. The course will incorporate fiction, visual art and poetry, and will include texts from Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Oscar Wilde.