ENGL 386 - Victorian Poetry

ENGL 386 - Victorian Poetry

Level: Upper level

Semester: Spring

Area: English lit requirement 1660 - 1900, British, Literature, Poetry, Victorian, 19th century

Instructor: Patricia Cove

Studies in Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, the Rossettis, Swinburne and Hopkins. The achievements of the major Victorian poets will be examined in relation to 19th century theories of aesthetics and poetics, with emphasis on topics such as historiography, medievalism, imperialism, orientalism, decadence, construction of gender, the relations between the sexes, the rise of science, and the decline of faith.