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Western Culture in the 19th Century
05-19-2012, 08:55 PM (This post was last modified: 05-19-2012 08:55 PM by Loubna Ismail.)
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Western Culture in the 19th Century

Title of Course: Western Culture in the 19th Century
Lecture: Two hours/week throughout the academic year (extended subject)

The course follows Poplawski’s English Literature in Context.

Objectives of the Course:
The course aims at furnishing a full study of the Romantic period and the Victorian age in British culture, history and literature.
A complete background of British history from 1789 to 1901.
Students are to establish a link between the historic background and the literary production of both periods.

Course Description:
The course covers both the Romantic period (1789-1832) and the Victorian period (1832-1901) with particular focus on the following aspects:
The Romantic period: culture and society; belief and thought; the French Revolution and its effects on Britain; politics and prevalent ideologies; an overview of the literature of the period; readings of relevant texts.
The Victorian period: the Industrial Revolution; the politics, laws and social reform; education and religion, the British Empire and commerce; an overview of literary production; reading of relevant texts.
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