THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH

DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2021/2022

Information in the Degree Programme Tables may still be subject to change in response to Covid-19

University Homepage
DRPS Homepage
DRPS Search
DRPS Contact
DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : English Literature

Postgraduate Course: Victorian and Edwardian City (Level 11) (ENLI11183)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryDuring 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
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
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 si├Ęcle 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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsVaEC
Contacts
Course organiserDr Jonathan Wild
Tel: (0131 6)51 3191
Email: J.Wild@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030
Email: Kara.McCormack@ed.ac.uk
Navigation
Help & Information
Home
Introduction
Glossary
Search DPTs and Courses
Regulations
Regulations
Degree Programmes
Introduction
Browse DPTs
Courses
Introduction
Humanities and Social Science
Science and Engineering
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Other Information
Combined Course Timetable
Prospectuses
Important Information