School of English and Drama

Thomas Hardy and the Victorian Modern

Module code: ESH300

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Contact: Dr Matthew Ingleby
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Students will read a selection of four of Thomas Hardy's novels and a selection of his poetry in conjunction with selected contemporary scientific, social and aesthetic writings (Darwin, Arnold, Ruskin, J S Mill, Pater, The Life of Thomas Hardy by Florence Emily Hardy) and will consider relationships between them. We will consider issues of self-representation in Hardy's writings and will study techniques of prosody and of representation in fiction which have led Hardy to be describes as both Victorian and early modernist. This is a level six module which will draw on previous experience of writings of the period, and of earlier and later writers, in engagement with the concerns, tropes and techniques of Hardy's writings.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6