ENGL 233

British Literature and Culture: From Victoria to the Present

This course explores the literature and culture of the British Isles from the 1830s to the present. Covering three broad and rich periods?the Victorian era, Modernism, and Postmodernism?the roughly two centuries under study will be brought into focus by a significant theme (to be determined by the professor) as it manifests itself across the three periods and through particular writers, genres, and movements. Writers under study may include poets such as Tennyson, Browning, Barrett Browning, Yeats, Walcott, and Boland; novelists such as Bront?, Dickens, Woolf, and Rushdie; and playwrights such as Wilde, Osborne, Friel, and Churchill.

Prerequisites: Students who have ENGL 231/232/233 transfer credit may not take this course.