Postgraduate Course: Victorian and Edwardian City (Level 11) (ENLI11183)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||During the nineteenth century, Britain changed from an overwhelmingly rural society to a predominantly urban one. This course examines the ways in which writers attempted to come to terms with often bewilderingly rapid changes in urban life and landscape. Our investigations will trace how the modern city shaped contemporary texts and also how readers' ideas of the modern city were in turn shaped by those texts. Although the course is divided into five discrete sections, these are intended to overlap in a way that allows us to form more general conclusions about modernity and the city in Britain. Apart from the core texts, we will also examine contextual and theoretical material relevant to this topic.
*This course is taught jointly with undergraduate students and consequently postgraduate places are limited
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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| The aim of this course, is to provide students with a detailed understanding of the importance of the city, both physically and imaginatively in Victorian literature.
By the end of the course the student will gain an insight into key themes in Victorian literature: these will include representations of modernity in Victorian writing, social-problem fiction, the gothic, Degeneration and fin de siècle texts, and the New Woman novel.
The course will also provide essential critical/theoretical background knowledge for students wishing to focus their studies on the Victorian period and beyond.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Wild
Tel: (0131 6)51 3191
|Course secretary||Miss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030