History 345/English 345 (Hi 38/En57) Progress and Nostalgia:
Mid-Victorian Britain in History and Literature

Description of the Course: The period between 1851 and 1867 constituted the high noon of Victorian Britain, an era when the country enjoyed unprecedented stability, prosperity, and power. Beneath the equipoise of these years, however, significant changes took place as Victorians attempted to deal with what they saw as the transition from the medieval to the modern world. This course will survey six areas in which important transformations occurred: politics, industry, religion, art, empire, and women. In each of these areas, students will learn to appreciate the great literature of the period and examine the historical forces influencing the people of the mid-Victorian period.

Note on Registration: HI345/EN345, Victorian Progress and Nostalgia, is a team-taught, cross-listed course on the history and literature of Britain from 1851-1867. A student pre-registering for the course should select the course number of the department in which the student wishes to receive credit. In other words, if the student wishes to receive History credit, he ought to sign up for HI345. If, on the contrary, a student wishes to receive English credit, she should sign up for EN345. Students also need to know that both sections will be taught by both Professor Hugh Dubrulle and Professor Meg Cronin. In other words, both sections will be exactly the same.

Class Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00AM-11:15AM or Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00PM-2:15PM (Honors Section)

This course is taught by: Professor Hugh Dubrulle and Professor Meg Cronin of the English Department

Saint Anselm College, a Benedictine, Catholic, Liberal Arts College
100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, New Hampshire 03102

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