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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 3560 - Unruly Victorian Women

We often imagine Victorian women as passive and domestic figures who were corseted and kept at home. In this course, we will explore the active role that Victorian women played in the workforce, working as governesses, seamstresses, factory workers, farm hands, and prostitutes, among others. Reading novel and poems alongside historical documents and contemporary literary criticism, we will uncover the complex realities of life for both Victorian women and men with a particular emphasis on issues of class and gender.

Prerequisite: EN 1110  and EN 1120   or EN 1140   or EN 1150 .