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The Victorian Novel: Nineteenth-Century English Novels

ENG 565/GSS 565

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This class asks questions like these: How do these novels transform the pursuit of economic interests into dramas of romantic and erotic desire? How are fascinations and anxieties about foreign races brought home to the domestic scene? What is the relation between verbal facility and social class in the Victorian novel, and how is this relation represented? How does the form of the Victorian novel extend, intensify, and expose the systems of social surveillance that developed in the 19th century? How does the Victorian novel imagine its relation to other fields of knowledge?
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Section S01