ENGL3410Victorian Literature (A)6 ch (3C) (W)

Examines British literature from the Victorian Age (c.1830-1901). This was a time of great transition. Many writers, starting in the 1830s, felt a new sense of modernity, a new historical self-consciousness, and pressing moral purpose. Includes poetry, non-fiction prose (essays, scientific texts), and fiction by major and minor writers from Arnold to Wilde. Key topics include changing landscapes, visions of time, sexuality, and the co-evolution of literature and science. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3416 and ENGL 3410.