Spring 2014

The Victorian Novel and Empire

Listed in: English, as ENGL-345


Alicia J. Mireles Christoff (Section 01)


In this course, we will examine a selection of nineteenth-century British novels that illuminate the cultural politics of imperialism and colonization in the Victorian period.  In particular, we will question the ways that novels  seem to focus exclusively on the personal and the domestic work to repress and/or represent the social and the political.  Authors may include Jane Austen, Emily and Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Wilkie Collins, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, and E.M. Forster. We will conclude the course with a contemporary novel that engages these issues and re-examines the representational practices of Victorian fiction.

Limited to 15 students.  Spring semester.  Professor Christoff.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to English majors.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2014