Courses & Units

Nineteenth-Century British Literature HEN203


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 period or the Victorian period) or a particular genre (fiction, poetry and/or drama), depending on staff interest and availability.


Unit name Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Unit code HEN203
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English

Dr Robbie Moore

Teaching staff

Dr Robbie Moore

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.

TNE Program units special approval requirements.

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

About Census Dates



Band Field of Education
1 091523

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HEA257, HEA203, HEN303


Teaching Pattern

Five contact hours fortnightly (13 weeks)


Tutorial Participation and Exercises/Online Participation and Exercises (20%); Explication (30%); Research Essay (50%)

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable




The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.