HENB01095U English - Elective 1, topic 5: Victorian Art and Poetry

Volume 2015/2016

This course aims to give you an insight into the extraordinary varieties of Victorian art and poetry by presenting you with a wide range of poetic genres and voices, spanning the period from 1837-1901. We will be reading sonnets, dramatic monologues, epistolary poems, elegies, lyrics and narrative poems by Tennyson, E.B. and Robert Browning, Christina and D.G. Rossetti, A.H. Clough, George Meredith, A.C. Swinburne, G.M. Hopkins, Oscar Wilde, Michael Field, Lionel Johnson and Ernest Dowson. At the same time, I want to stress the close link between poetic and artistic circles in the nineteenth century by looking at paintings by the Pre-Raphaelites, early photography and other Victorian images.

The course book is Victorian Poetry: An Annotated Anthology, ed. Francis O'Gorman (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004).

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  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 162,75
  • Total
  • 204,75
7,5 ECTS
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