This unit offers an opportunity to study canonical British literature from the nineteenth century. Students will explore the response of writers to cultural pressures and changes of the period, including urbanisation, industrialisation, Darwinism, imperialism and the position of women. They will examine the works of a number of prominent authors, such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Austen, the Bronte sisters, Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot, Tennyson, Hardy, Wells and Wilde. In a given semester the unit may focus on a specific period within the century (such as the Romantic period or the Victorian period) or a particular genre (fiction, poetry and/or drama), depending on staff interest and availability.
ASSESSMENT: 3,500 words internal assessment (60%), two-hour examination (40%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Five contact hours fortnightly (13 wks)
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