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ENG 435.01 Crime & Horror in Victorian Literature: Home

Victorian literature explored transgressions both physical and spiritual, deploying characters in new ways that pitted smug, middle-class values against nefarious social and metaphysical demons.

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     Dracula, photo by Andy Warhohl

Warhoh, Andy. Dracula, 1981.  Photograph. Colby College Museum of Art; gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Available on ARTstor.

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Course Description

The Victorians were as fascinated by the nature of crime and horror as we are today. As technology and other cultural changes seemed to rush them towards an unknown and perhaps terrifying future fraught with scientific advances that shook traditional beliefs, the Victorian imagination took flight. The resulting literature explored transgressions both physical and spiritual, deploying characters in new ways that pitted smug, middle-class values against nefarious social and metaphysical demons. The reading for this class will include literature across genres that explores the way the Victorians wrestled with deviance from social norms in both the natural and the supernatural realms.

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PN 45-245 - Theory.  Criticism.  Authorship
PN 441-1009.5
- Literary History

PR 1-9680 - English Literature
PR 451-469
- 19th century
PR 781-788 - Victorian prose
PR 871-878 - Victorian prose fiction. The novel.
PR 3991-5990 - 19th century individual authors (1770/1800-1890/1900)

 

Cambridge History of English and American Literature

A comprehensive encyclopedia of English and American literature derived from individual print editions of The Cambridge History of English literature and The Cambridge History of American literature, published between 1907 and 1921. Vol. XIII Covers Victorian literature, including novelists.

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