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ENGL 2051 - Literature and Society in Victorian Britain

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assumed Knowledge: Familiarity with the reading & analysis of literary texts equivalent to Level I English standard
Assessment: Close reading (10%), seminar presentation (10%), 2000 word seminar paper (30%), exam (40%), participation (10%)
Biennial Course: Course offered in odd years
Syllabus:

The nineteenth century witnessed extraordinary social and cultural change in Britain, from the rise of industrial capitalism to the emancipation of women, from the decline of Christian belief to the growth of Empire, from urbanisation to the emergence of mass literacy. This course will introduce students to some significant texts and literary movements of the period, in the wider context of social transformation and emerging literary practices. Issues to be considered will include the establishment of the novel as the dominant literary genre, the ways in which social values are encoded and contested in literary texts, and the relationship of traditional and experimental practices in poetic forms. The course aims to develop students' analytic and critical skills through an engagement with a range of issues and methodologies in literary studies.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13759 LE01 75 19 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 10am - 11am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
1 May - 5 Jun Wednesday 10am - 11am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13761 SE03 24 2 14 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 12pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
2 May - 9 May Thursday 12pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
23 May - 6 Jun Thursday 12pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
13762 SE02 26 3 14 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 4pm - 6pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
2 May - 9 May Thursday 4pm - 6pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
23 May - 6 Jun Thursday 4pm - 6pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
13763 SE01 26 15 13 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
1 May - 8 May Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
22 May - 5 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room