Dickens and the City

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Dickens and the City

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    English, European Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    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
    Level: 5

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