Victorian Literature

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Victorian Literature
Spring 2024
Taught By: Carolyn Vellenga Berman
Section: A

CRN: 14681

Credits: 4

This course surveys the new forms of English poetry, essay, and narrative that came to prominence during Queen Victoria’s long reign (1837-1901). The dramatic monologue, for instance, grounds lyric perceptions in a particular set of circumstances, while the bildungsroman shows how the self is formed in response to the pressures of the world. We examine how novelists and poets grappled with economic and evolutionary ideas, considering how the self might be determined by economics or biology. Authors include Robert Browning, Alfred (Lord) Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Brontë, Henry Mayhew, John Stuart Mill, Christina Rossetti, Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, and Thomas Hardy. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LIT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:30am EDT 7/13/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 510
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024