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Sex, Scandal and Sensation in Victorian Literature (EAS3417)

30 credits

You will study a range of popular literature that shocked contemporary readers, exploring relevant genres and historical contexts. You will read ‘penny dreadfuls’, ‘sensation’ novels, social-problem novels, poems about prostitution and an example of nineteenth-century pornography, and you will engage directly with ephemeral nineteenth-century sources using Exeter’s extensive array of digitized materials.