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ENGL 3345 – Victorian Art and Nature

(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture 

This course addresses the Victorian fascination with aesthetics by surveying how various nineteenth-century literary movements approach the idea of “truth to nature.” Tracing an arc from Pre-Raphaelitism through Aestheticism, this course will examine the dynamic relationship between truth and beauty, life and art, in the realms of dramatic, lyric, and pictorial form during Victoria’s reign.

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.