Special Course of English Literature (19th century)
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Erikursus inglise kirjandusest (19.sajand)
Course title in English
Special Course of English Literature (19th century)
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Deeper knowledge of the 19th c. English literature. Development of analytical skills.
Brief description of the course
The spirit of the Victorian era. Political and social peculiaities. The power of ideology. Controversies and new winds. The development of the English novel. Dickens, Thackeray. The Bronte phenomenon. Between realism and romanticism: a woman’s view. Jane Austen. Christina Rosetti. The Victorian poetry: Browning, Tennyson, Morris. Literature on a new level: interdisciplinarity. Pre-Raphaelites. Fin-de-siecle issues. Decadence and the 1890s. Oscar Wilde, Walter Pater.
The course consists of lectures and seminars.
Independent work: compulsory reading (theoretical and literary texts), preparation for seminars.
Study methods: lecture, seminar, discussion, pair and group work.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
Ability to grasp general problems of 19th-c. English literature and culture, connecting them to contemporary cultural issues. Analytical skills. Motivation for further research.

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