19-20 EN5831: Victorian London

This course aims to act as a hub for the various other courses on the MA, providing a point of coherence for the interdisciplinary study of Victorian Culture. It aims to introduce students to the theories and methods of a variety of humanities disciplines through the medium of an in-depth study of the literature, history, geography, and visual culture of nineteenth-century London. It invites students to reflect critically on their own approaches to the material studied through an engagement with both primary materials and a variety of recent secondary material. The ten weeks of the course cover specific texts and genres in seminar discussion and/or lectures. Students will be invited to deliver presentations and expected to contribute to seminar discussion.