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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Spring 2008

E 375L • Victorian Literature

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35285 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
PAR 105

Course Description

In this course we will study a number of major works of poetry and prose fiction from the late Victorian period, focusing on the interest the period had in representing "other" worlds, and the ways in which both the subject matter and the codes of conventional realism were challenged. Our topics will include the rise of decadence and aestheticism, the representation of Africa, India, and other imperial domains, and the development of science fiction. We will sample a broad range of works and pay special attention to novels by Stevenson, Conrad, Wells, and Kipling.

Grading Policy

Punctual attendance and class participation, 20%
4-5 page essay, 20%
5-6 page essay, 25%
Final Exam, 35%




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