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Literature of London
ENGL 115 SP
This course examines the role of London in the literary imagination of Great Britain from 1800 to 1914. A vibrant multi-class and multi-ethnic jigsaw puzzle, London was a "world city" at the center of the empire, the
of crown and Parliament, and a place of both danger and opportunity. In addition to being the economic and political center of Great Britain, some authors viewed London as the nation's narrative center as well. Others
the ugliness of the city, its poverty and noisy, crowded streets, as inimical to literature. As this tension between visions of London as the core of British culture and as its anathema suggests, literature about London
meditated upon the relations between art and society, progress and poverty, and literature and social fact.
Wordsworth, THE PRELUDE
Dickens, OUR MUTUAL FRIEND
Gissing, THE NETHER WORLD
Conan Doyle, ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Stevenson, STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
Conrad, THE SECRET
Forster, HOWARDS END
WINGS OF THE DOVE
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Five short (4-5p.) essays.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This course is writing- and reading-intensive.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk
- Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: FISK115;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 20)
- SR. major: X Jr. major: X
- SR. non-major: X Jr. non-major: X SO: X FR: 20
- FYI: FYI Seminar
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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