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ENGL473 A Topic in 19th Century Literature

Paper title A Topic in 19th Century Literature
Paper code ENGL473
Subject English
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,120.06
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,439.89

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Prerequisite
72 points from ENGL 311-368, EURO 302
Contact

To be advised when next offered

Teaching staff

To be advised when next offered

Textbooks

To be advised when next offered

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

To be advised when next offered

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Timetable

Not offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

This paper will introduce you to the novels of one of the most important writers of the nineteenth century.  We will examine Dickens's development as a writer, from his early comedic works, through his 'dark' novels of the 1850s, to the end of his career. Drawing on a range of contextual material, we will also consider Dickens as a social performer, while looking at his engagement with celebrity, gender, race, religion and class.

Paper title A Topic in 19th Century Literature
Paper code ENGL473
Subject English
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
72 points from ENGL 311-368, EURO 302
Contact

grace.moore@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Coordinator: Dr Grace Moore

Paper Structure

Over the course of the year we will read and discuss a range of fiction, spanning Dickens's career. We will also consider contextual material and theoretical approaches to Dickens's writing.

Teaching Arrangements

Weekly two-hour seminar.

Textbooks

Charles Dickens:

  • The Pickwick Papers, Penguin
  • The Old Curiosity Shop, Penguin
  • David Copperfield, Penguin
  • Bleak House, Penguin
  • Hard Times, Penguin
  • Little Dorrit, Penguin
  • Great Expectations, Penguin
  • A Tale of Two Cities, Penguin
  • Our Mutual Friend, Penguin
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • A familiarity with Dickens's career as a novelist, journalist and social reformer.
  • An understanding of the social, political and economic changes behind Dickens's responses to the 'Condition of England Question'.
  • An understanding of class, gender and race relations in Victorian Britian.
  • Refinement of research skills in the field of Victorian literature and culture.

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22
AND
M1 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 41