Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG324Y1Y - L5101

ENG324Y1Y L5101  M6-9 
Professor Audrey Jaffe
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Office Address: 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: Reading list subject to change before classes begin; please check the U of T bookstore. Tentative list: Bronte, Jane Eyre; Dickens, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and Our Mutual Friend; 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: Bronte, Dickens, Gaskell.

Method of Instruction: Lecture/discussion.

Method of Evaluation: Two term tests, two essays, group presentation, class participation.

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