Gender and Imagination in Victorian Poetry

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Gender and Imagination in Victorian Poetry

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    "Gender and Imagination in Victorian Poetry' examines a variety of different approaches to the visual,
    aesthetics, gender and sexuality in Victorian poetry. It explores connections between these areas and
    their significance to ideas of the poet and poetry in the Victorian period.

    The module focuses on major male and female poets of the period - Tennyson, Browning, Barrett Browning,
    Swinburne, Christina Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Thomas Hardy - but it also examines poems by less
    well-known figures such as Augusta Webster, May Probyn and Amy Levy. Related prose writings by
    John Stuart Mill, Walter Pater, John Ruskin and the poets themselves are also included, and are provided in
    extract form in the modulepack. Subjects for exploration include Victorian poets' treatment of the
    epipsyche (the beloved as reflection of the self), the feminisation of the nineteenth-century male
    poet, ideas and images of the female artist, and the significance of the figure of the I fallen woman' .

    Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 6

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