ENGL 3345 – Victorian Literary Aesthetics
(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
This advanced course addresses the Victorian fascination with aesthetics by surveying various nineteenth-century movements and genres. Focusing on such groups as the Pre-Raphaelites, the Aesthetes, and the Symbolists, this course will examine Victorian (self-) invention, particularly in the realms of dramatic, lyric, and pictorial form, as a means to explore the role of art in society.
Prerequisites: English 2210 or 2211 and one of English 2202, 2203, 2205, 2207, 2263, 2264, 2265, 2266, 2267 or Film Studies 3345.
Recommended Preparation: Three 2000-level English courses