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ENG 338 Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period 4cr

Contrary to common misunderstanding, an accurate description of the Victorian era would stress its rebellious, liberal, nakedly honest spirit. Transformed by the intellectual and religious reassessments caused by the theory of evolution and by scientific investigation/criticism of the Bible, the Victorian era witnessed more far-reaching social, economic, and political reform than any period preceding or following it. Students explore the richly diverse literature that reflects the ideals, anxieties, and controversies of this period.
Triad: Literature