MAS Victorian Culture



Zeit/Ort n.V.:

  • Di 10:30-12:00, Raum C 603

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

  • MA English Studies: Introductory Module: Culture (module 4000, exam 40001: oral exam 15-20 min);

  • MA Literaturstudien – intermedial und interkulturell: Modul 8 - mündl. 15-20 Min.


The Victorian period, a period of enormous economic, political, social, technological, scientific, artistic and literary innovation and change, is a rich period for research. We will explore the diverse facets of nineteenth-century British culture with a view to developing a historical framework and research methodology for advanced cultural studies. Accordingly, this seminar will focus on a number of different concepts and theoretical positions that can comprise (Victorian) cultural studies and pervade culturally informed readings of Victorian texts.
The course can also be used as an important resource in literature studies providing essential theoretical and historical 'backgrounds' and case studies for reading literature in its cultural contexts. Course material will be provided online.