[L0156 Victorians in Togas: Classicism and Empire in Victorian Literature and Art (HA0152 ) Search restricted to: Spring 2007 - For Undergraduates and Graduates This course will read texts (mostly historical novels) by Browning, Bulwer-Lytton, Macaulay, Kipling, Tennyson, Newman, Kingsley, and Vergil and study paintings by Alma Tadema, Couture, Gerome, Leighton, Poynter, and Waterhouse. We shall observe many political, literary, and artistic uses of these many 19th-century versions of ancient Rome. Enrollment limited to 20. Written permission required. English 156 S05 (History of Art 152): Victorians in Togas: Classicism and Empire in Victorian Literature and Art

English 156 S05 (History of Art 152): Victorians in Togas: Classicism and Empire in Victorian Literature and Art

Professor Landow (office: 338 Carr House; e-mail: george@landow.com); office hours: 1:15-2:20, TTh. Class meets K Hour 2:30-3:50pm, Tuesday and Thursday. Course websites: The Victorian Webs.

Assignments

Weekly discussion questions. The weekly reading and discussion question has three parts: (a) a substantial passage of 1-3 paragraphs (please don't forget page numbers -- and to give your question set a title); (b) a graceful and effective introduction to the passage that suggests why the reader wants to read it; and (c) 4-5 questions, chiefly concerning matters of technique, for which you do not have to have answers. These exercises, which provide the basis of class discussion, should be e-mailed to me no later than 6 pm Monday before we begin discussing the reading; books that occupy two weeks require two questions, one for each week. (You can skip a single set of questions during the semester.) Follow for an example of such reading questions for another course.

Weeks 1 & 2. Thursday, 25 January, through Thursday, 1 February, Reading and discussion questions.

Week 3. Tuesday, 6 February, and Thursday, 8 February. Reading and discussion questions.

Weeks 4 & 5. Tuesday, 13 February, through Thursday, 15 February. Reading and discussion questions..

Week 6. Tuesday, 20 February, and Thursday, 22 February.

Week 7. Tuesday, 27 February, through Thursday, 1 March.

Week 8. Tuesday, 6 March, through Thursday, 8 March. Reading and discussion questions.

Week 9. Tuesday, 13 March, through Thursday, 15 March.

Week 10. Tuesday, 20 April, and Thursday, 22 April.

Spring Recess. 24 March through 1 April.

Week 11. Tuesday, 3 April, and Thursday, 5 April. Reading and discussion questions.

Week 12. Tuesday, 10 April, and Thursday, 12 April.

Week 13. Tuesday, 17 April, through Thursday, 19 April. Reading and discussion questions.

Week 14. Tuesday, 23 April, and Thursday, 25 April.

Reading Period: 27 April-8 May; classes will meet for part of reading period

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