ENGL 353 Fall 2015

Here’s what’s on schedule for Victorian studies at MacEwan University in the 2015-16 academic year. In the Fall, students for my ENGL 353 (Later Victorian Period) will be writing weekly blog entries as one of their course assignments. Those entries will be posted here! The syllabus has been finalized, but I may make a few changes to it. I can say right now, though, that the course reading list will include the following four required novels, all from Broadview Press:

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (Broadview edition)

Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles (Broadview edition)

Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (Broadview edition)

Richard Marsh’s The Beetle (Broadview edition)

I’m most excited about teaching Marsh’s The Beetle because it is truly one of the most creepy novels I have ever read. It was published in 1897, the same year as Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which is an old standby of mine whenever I teach late-Victorian literature. I’m not teaching Dracula in the Fall semester because I’ve decided to include it in a 400-level seminar I will be teaching in Winter 2016 on the topic of Victorian Bodies. I’ll talk about this seminar in more detail later on this summer.

If you’re reading this, you’re most likely one of my students from last semester. I hope you enjoyed ENGL 352, and perhaps we’ll have a chance to continue our excellent class conversations about Victorian literature if you have enrolled in ENGL 353 in the Fall.

Let me know if you have any questions about the course, or about future Victorian literature courses at MacEwan.

Have a great summer!


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