Monday 1.30 - 3.30
The changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution had a profound impact on the role of women in the nineteenth century. This course will look at how writers of both sexes responded to these changes through a study of some key motifs in the literature of the period, including the ‘angel in the house’, the fallen women, the femme fatale, the governess and the New Woman. Among the authors whose work we will be discussing are Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Thomas Hardy,
John Ruskin and Oscar Wilde.