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Victorian Women’s Writings

PS 2 st., Di 12-14, S 122 /GWI
BA Anglistik (1.2), A4, A7; MAIAS elective, Lehramt
SoSe 2014
Universität Bayreuth

The Victorian Age can be described as a period of changes. In this course we will look at literary works written by women which go against the existing moral and social values of their time. The representation of gender roles in connection with family, education and social status will be our major focus when dealing with the literary works. By the help of theoretical essays we will work out how gender is constructed in society and which parameters are decisive in order to initiate a change in thinking.

Texts to be obtained by students:

Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Florence Nightingale, Cassandra
Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Course Overview:
Course Overview Victorian Women’s Writings (pdf-file)
Overview of Books available in the „Semesterapparat“ (238)

Preparatory Meeting _Proseminararbeiten