Course Code
ENAM 0420
Course Type
Subject Credit
Course Availability

The course explores the development of English Poetry in the Victorian era, from its beginnings in the wake of the Romantic movement, through a variety of modes, types and genres, up to the fin-de-siecle. Poets are read both for intrinsic literary merit and for an appreciation of the wider culture of the time.

Sample Topics

  • Scott, Lay of the Last Minstrel
  • Tennyson, In Memoriam, Idylls of the King
  • Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
  • Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market
  • Hopkins, selected verse
  • Hardy, selected verse
  • Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol