Department of English Department of English College of Arts and Sciences
Fall 2011 Course Descriptions
This entire course will be devoted to the great fantasy and mystical literature of the period. In addition to the poetry of Tennyson,  Robert Browning,  Arnold,  and  Hopkins,  we will look at the fiction of  Carroll, Conan Doyle, Dickens, Kipling, Mrs. Gaskell, Rider Haggard, Stevenson,  Stoker,  and Wilde. We will also view the film Dreamchild.  The units of the course will include:  Times Long Ago;  The Adult Children’s Story; The Double; Ghosts and Vampires;  and Exotic Journeys.


The Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. E: The Victorian Period. 8th Edition.

Carroll, Alice in Wonderland. Norton

Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Oxford World’s Classics

Dickens, A Christmas Carol . Simon & Schuster Enriched

Grant and Kennedy, Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Waverley Books

Haggard, H. Rider. She.

James, The Turn of the Screw. Norton

Kipling, Kim.  Norton

Stoker, Bram, Dracula. Norton

Thomas and Giordano. Dracula.  Marvel Comics adaptation

Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Norton

Thomas and Fiumara, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Marvel Comics adaptation

Course work will include two seminar reports, a seminar paper, and a final exam.
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