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Victorian Literature and Film

ENGL 055.950
instructor(s):
fulfills requirements:
Sector 5: 19th Century Literature of the Standard Major

This course introduces students to the literature of the Victorian period
(1837 - 1901) through the aperture of adaptation. We'll pay special
attention to the mingling of media in the nineteenth century: poems that
channel song, prose essays that aspire to the condition of painting, and
novels that absorb or represent elements of theater, phonography and
photography. We'll dip into theories of transmedia adaptation. And of
course we'll screen some of the great twentieth-century film and television
adaptations of Victorian works by the likes of Brontë, Dickens, Conan
Doyle, Stoker and Wilde.