English 1102: Victorian Technology and Art
Dr. Amanda Golden
This course will address technology, the arts, and literary expression in nineteenth-century England and the British Empire. We will begin with Tom Standage’s The Victorian Internet (1998) and then read the poetry, prose, and fiction of Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Morris, Rudyard Kipling, Flora Annie Steel, and Oscar Wilde. Topics we will consider include the changing role of the city, the landscape, the gothic, industrialization, print culture, film adaptations, and digital archives. Students will write essays, give presentations, contribute to a class blog, and create digital projects. Members of the class will also have the opportunity to attend the “Mobilities” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference hosted by Georgia Tech in the spring.
Course Times and Locations:
ENGL 1102 D 1:35 TR Skiles 171
ENGL 1102 F3 9:35 TR Skiles 317
ENGL 1102 N1 12:05 TR Skiles 156
The Norton Anthology of British Literature: Volume E, The Victorian Age. Ninth Edition. Ed. Stephen Greenblatt, et al (2012). ISBN: 0393912531.
Norton Critical Edition of Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Ed. Michael Patrick Gillespie (2006). ISBN: 0719546680.
Amanda Golden is an Associate Professor of English at New York Institute of Technology. She is the author of Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets (Routledge, 2020) and editor of This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton (UP of Florida, 2016). Her research and teaching interests include American and British literature from the nineteenth century to the present, modernism, poetry and poetics, literary archives, composition, and the digital humanities.