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MA in Literature
Course Description

ENG 276
The Victorian Period: Prose, Poetry, and Drama

Although the Victorian period (1832–1901) has been read as the bastion of prudish, conservative British culture, recent approaches cite it as offering a rich spectrum of divergent voices concerned with political, social, and literary reforms. This course explores writers and poets who transformed genres of the essay, lyric and dramatic poetry, and autobiography, in order to engage contemporary issues such as gender identity, political and religious reform, and modernization.
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.

Course Credit:

Ruth Saxton, Cynthia Scheinberg

Offered in alternation with: ENG 288
Open to graduate students only.

Last Updated: 9/21/17