Victorian Literary Culture takes a broad look at how Victorianism has impacted contemporary culture, both through its literary legacy and contribution to the artistic, political and cultural debates of its time.
Notions of gender, race and class were central to Victorian identity, as indeed they remain today. This unit explores the intersection between politics and literary production, the emergence of popular forms of literature and the development of women’s rights.
Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University offer this unit for online study with the aim of developing analytical and research skills that can be used to interrogate and understand the links between the Victorian era and now.
You must have successfully completed the following units before starting this unit:
Approaches to English Literature:
AND One of the following four units:
Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction
Literature and Culture: Representations of the Medieval
Gothic Visions: From Sublime to Suburban Gothic
Areas of study
In this Victorian Literary Culture unit, the topics you will study include:
Victorian literature and culture
Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights
Poetry: Love and commerce
George Eliot: Middlemarch
Poetry: Madness, dreams and delirium
Poetry: Art and the politics of representation
Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone
Poetry: Rebellion and transgression
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet
Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist
Rudyard Kipling: Kim
Poetry: Transcendence, sex and death
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will develop analytical and research skills necessary to successfully pursue further study in such fields as cultural studies, history and literature. This unit may also provide useful insights in gender studies, creative writing, publishing and communications.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Victorian Literary Culture from Macquarie University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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