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ENGL 3344 – Victorian Realism and Reform

(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture

This course treats Victorian realism as a mode of environmental and social criticism. In so doing, it focuses on realist narratives in several genres—fiction, poetry, non-fiction—in order to explore the impact of industrialization and urbanization on the nineteenth-century literary consciousness. Writers studied include, among others, Carlyle, Tennyson, Mill, Dickens, Barrett Browning, Eliot, and Hardy.

Prerequisites: One of English 2141, 2202, 2205, 2210, 2211, 2216, 2228, 2248, 2249, 2270, 2271, 2273, 2291, 2292, 2293, 2294, 2295, 2298, 2299, or 2301.
Recommended Preparation: Three 2000-level English courses.