Dickens and the City
Queen Mary, University of London
Area of Study
British Studies, English
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
Dickens is above all London's novelist. The module will explore, through the critical study of seven of
Dickens's major novels and several shorter writings, Dickens's representation of London and his use of fiction
to urge social or political reform. You will read contemporary writings by Henry Matthew, Thomas Carlyle,
Friedrich Engels, J.S. Mill, Karl Marx and others in order to situate Dickens's fiction within a context of
current opinion, documentation and debate. From time to time further handouts will add recommended primary or
secondary readings. Maps will be used in class; the Dickens Walk (which is optional) and the group project
(which is not!) will require walking exploration of the City. You are advised to keep a map at hand to
clarify for yourselves the locations used in Dickens's writings.
Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 90.0% Coursework
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