English course: 19th-Century British Literature Alias Victorian

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Looking for a class to take this coming fall? Here’s a sneak peek at the 19th-Century British Literature Alias Victorian: Multiples, Twins and Doppelgängers (ENL 4260) course.

Old photograph of triplets

Whether imagining divided personalities or representing characters who use an alias, nineteenth-century British literature is incessantly interested in the question of multiples, pairs and doubles. What does it mean to be an individual if one is also part of a pair, multiples or even larger groups? And how do literary genres also double and multiply their forms and meanings?

Students will think with nineteenth-century British authors about what such human and textual pluralities represent—self and other, individual and nation, public and private. By thinking about the ways that human identity can be multiplied and divided, added and subtracted, students will learn about key historical developments in nineteenth-century England, including industrialization and imperial expansion. Students will read novels by Emily Bronte, George Eliot and Robert Louis Stevenson, along with poetry by Augusta Webster, Tennyson and Robert Browning.

Dr. Amy Kahrmann Huseby

Professor Amy Kahrmann Huseby will teach this course on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at the Biscayne Bay Campus.

Huseby’s research explores the relationship between British literature of the long nineteenth century and the representational capacity of numbers, with particular attention to questions of gender and sexuality, imperialism, political economy and the emerging social sciences.

Fulfills: Late Literature and Elective Requirements