Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG324Y1Y L0101

ENG324Y1Y   L5101   T6-9
Fiction, 1832-1900 
Prof. A. Jaffe 
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 910

Brief Description of Course: The novels of the Victorian period invite discussion of an enormous range of issues, including the relation between urban and rural life; domestic ideology and the family; the representation of sexuality; the value of labor and the rise of the professional author, and the relationship between character and identity. We will read and discuss these and other topics in relation to various kinds of novels, including the Bildungsroman, the realist novel, the industrial novel, sensation fiction and detective fiction.

Required Reading: Bronte, Jane Eyre; Dickens, Oliver Twist; A Christmas Carol; Gaskell, Mary Barton; Braddon, Lady Audley’s Secret; Eliot, Silas Marner; Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles; Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray; Stoker, Dracula.

First Three Authors/Texts: Dickens,  Brontë, Gaskell,

Method of Evaluation: Two essays; two term tests; presentation.

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