2023/4 Module description
|Staff||Professor Angelique Richardson - Convenor|
|Duration of Module||Term 2: 11 weeks;|
The module explores the relationship of the late Victorians to modernity, revisiting a time of dynamic social transformation, new uses and misuses of science and technology, and heightened self-consciousness. On both sides of the Atlantic new ideas and uncertainties were emerging. Through decolonial and intersectional approaches we will address the following questions and more, many of which were posed at the time. What constituted the nature of woman? What was the relationship of women to men, to education, labour and citizenship? What were the causes of poverty? And what role might fiction have to play in disseminating new ideas?
We will work with novels, short stories, poems, letters, including the newly launched Phase One of the Thomas Hardy’s Global Correspondents project housed at Exeter http://hardycorrespondents.exeter.ac.uk/index.html, illustrations and other material from the Victorian periodical press, including satirical cartoons, drawing on material from Special Collections. We will consider issues of class, urbanisation and sexual identity, imperialism, fears of racial degeneration and the intersection of debates on gender with imperial discourses.We will also consider ways in which new ideas about human-animal relations entered fiction, and look at Hardy's engagement with environmental issues. Through the exploration of new literary forms, and the rise of the short story, we will ask how important biography and autobiography are to our reading of literary texts, and explore late-Victorian views as to the social value and function of fiction. Students will also have the the opportunity to engage actively and productively with the digital world, for example by drawing on the Thomas Hardy’s Global Correspondents project (which will form part of assessment 2), offering comments or suggesting annotations to the letters and evaluating, improving or writing Wikipedia entries (see https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2018/05/wikipedia-in-the-history-classroom/).
Authors covered include Hardy, George Gissing and George Moore and bestselling New Woman writers Sarah Grand (who visited Hardy) Mona Caird (who was friends with Hardy), George Egerton (who corresponded with Hardy) Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Kate Chopin.We will also look at writing by Charles Darwin, John Stuart Mill, Ruskin and Margaret Oliphant.
- Exploring the relationship of the late Victorians to modernity, the module aims to recreate the time in which New Women, Thomas Hardy and other men such as George Gissing and George Moore, were writing – a moment of dynamic social transformation and heightened self-consciousness. Popular perceptions of Hardy continue to privilege pastoral myth, landscape and country houses above his more radical insights into class politics, imperialism, marriage and the oppression of women which took him into debates on the Woman question and nationalism (which he opposed). New uncertainties were emerging. What constituted the nature of woman? What difference did class make? What was the relationship of women to men, to education, labour and citizenship? Bestselling New Woman writers such Sarah Grand, Mona Caird, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Kate Chopin sought new self-definition, envisioned alternative social arrangements to the family, and debated the nature of femininity, engaging, like Hardy, and the popular and prolific Grant Allen, author of the notorious The Woman Who Did (1895) with Darwinian and other scientific ideas.
- Working with novels, short stories, poems, letters, illustrations and other material from contemporary periodicals, including satirical cartoons, we consider issues of class, urbanisation and sexual identity, fears of racial degeneration and the intersection of feminism with imperial discourses.
- To explore the emergence of new literary forms, in particular the rise of the short story, and ask how important biography and autobiography are to our reading of literary texts.
- To explore contemporary views as to the social function of fiction. A reading pack containing contemporary material from, for example, the periodical press will be provided at the beginning of the module.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Demonstrate an informed appreciation of specific authors and texts from the late nineteenth century
- 2. Demonstrate an informed appreciation of the literary, social, political and cultural history of the late nineteenth century and; enter into related relevant scholarly conversations
- 3. Compare and contrast primary texts by Hardy, Gissing, Moore and New Woman writers, making connections between different texts across the module
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 4. Demonstrate a capacity to make detailed connections between late-nineteenth-century literature and the social, economic and political issues of the period
- 5. Demonstrate an advanced ability to analyse the literature of an earlier era and to relate its concerns and its modes of expression to its historical context
- 6. Demonstrate an advanced ability to interrelate texts and discourses specific to their own discipline with issues in the wider context of cultural and intellectual history
- 7. Demonstrate an advanced ability to understand and analyse relevant theoretical ideas, and to apply these ideas to literary texts
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 8. Demonstrate through module participation and assignments advanced communication skills, and an ability to work independently
- 9. Demonstrate through module participation and assignments appropriate research and bibliographic skills, an advanced capacity to construct a coherent, substantiated evidence-based argument, and a capacity to write clearly and accurately and correct prose
- 10. Demonstrate through module participation and assignments appropriate advanced proficiency in information retrieval and analysis
While the content may vary from year to year, it is envisioned that it will cover some or all of the following topics:
Sources for material –WWD=Women Who Did; material either on basic reading list or from module reading pack (available via ELE) Unless italicised, texts refer to short stories, poems, or late nineteenth-century journalism.
The syllabus will move through weekly discussion of themes pertinent to the late Victorians and often resonant today.
We will begin by considering pervasive as well as resistant concepts of gender, looking at John Ruskin’s two essays on masculinity and femininity,Sesame and Lilies(1865), John Stuart Mill’sThe Subjection of Women(1869) and Eliza Lynn Linton’s ‘The Girl of the Period’ (1868). We will also explore ways in which the periodical press contributed to constructions of gender.We will examine ways in which later nineteenth-century debates (including but by no means limited to gender) became informed by new scientific ideas, focusing on Darwin, and selected poems Hardy poems(poems you may wish to read include ‘The Ivy-Wife’, ‘In a Wood’,‘The Darkling Thrush’,‘Proud Songsters’, ‘The Pine Planters’, as well as A. Mary F. Robinson’s ‘Darwinism’). We will draw on Phase One of the Hardy’s Global Correspondents Project.
As we consider the proliferation of new literary forms we will look in particular at the short story (you may wish to read the following stories: Caird’s ‘The Yellow Drawing Room’ (1892); Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ of the same year, Sarah Grand’s ‘The Undefinable’ (1894); Hardy’s‘The History of an Hour’ (fromComplete Poems), and the poems by Constance Naden, 'Scientific Wooing', A. Mary F. Robinson, ‘The Sonnet’ (1893) and Constance Naden, ‘The Two Artists’ (1894), as well as at Hardy’s periodical articles on fiction.Our discussion of marriage will range fromTess of the d’Urbervilles(1891) to Hardy’s poem’s ‘The Orphaned Old Maid’ and ‘A Question of Marriage’, Mona Caird’s 1888Westminster Reviewarticle ‘Marriage', Grant Allen’sWoman Who Did(1895) and George Egerton’s ‘Virgin Soil’ (1894).
Class as discourse and material reality is central to the module, for example in Hardy’sJude the Obscure (1895), 'The Ruined Maid' and 'The Dorsetshire Labourer' (1883) as well as George Gissing, ‘A Daughter of the Lodge’ (1901).An intersectional treatment of class and gender can be found in e.g. Hardy’sFar from the Madding Crowd(1874) and ‘We Field-women’, Constance Naden’s ‘Changed’ and ‘The Lady Doctor’, Gertrude Colmore’s ‘The Woman in the Corner’ (1913) andMay Kendall’s ‘Woman's Future’ (1887).
The aesthetic concept of decadence and its supposedly scientific correlate degeneration were taken up in fiction, e.g. Egerton, ‘A Cross Line’ (1893), Menie Muriel Dowie’sGallia(1895) and Hardy’s short poem ‘A Practical Woman’ as well as in the mainstream and satirical periodical press, e.g. ‘She-Notes’ by ‘Borgia Smudgiton’ (Owen Seaman, editor ofPunch).
Texts foregrounding place and location include Hardy’s London novel The Hand of Ethelberta(1876), and for women in urban spaces see Alice Meynell’s ‘A Woman in Grey’ (1896), Kate Chopin’s ‘A Pair of Silk Stockings’ (1897), Hardy’s ‘Dream of the City Shopwoman’ and Katherine Mansfield’s ‘The Tiredness of Rosabel’ (1908).
Hardy’s 'The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid', 'A Mere Interlude', and the poems 'The West-of-Wessex Girl' and 'In a Museum’ provide depictions of Victorian and early twentieth-century Devon.
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching||32.25||Weekly two-hour seminar, weekly one-hour workshop or lecture, and 15 minute one-to-one feedback meeting in week 11|
|Guided independent study||33||Study group preparation and meetings|
|Guided independent study||70||Seminar preparation (individual)|
|Guided independent study||164.75||Reading, research and essay preparation|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Essay||30||2500 words||1-7, 9-10||Written feedback with opportunity for follow up|
|Letter engaging with a letter from the Hardys Correspondents project||15||500 words||1-7, 9-10||Written feedback with opportunity for follow up|
|Video essay (7 mins), or blog post(s) up to 1500 words or 3000 word essay||45||7 mins (video essay) 1500 words (blog) 3500 words (essay)||1-7, 9-10||Written feedback with opportunity for follow up|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Essay||Essay||1-7, 9-10||Referral/Deferral period|
|Letter||Letter||1-7, 9-10||Referral/Deferral period|
|VIdeo essay||Video Essay||1-7, 9-10||Referral/Deferral period|
|Module participation||Repeat study/mitigation||1-8,10||N/a|
Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be either deferred in the assessment or an extension may be granted. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.
Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to submit a further assessment as necessary. If you are successful on referral, your overall module mark will be capped at 40%.
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Please use scholarly editions of the Hardy novels where possible (OUP, Penguin, Broadview Press). If you want to use online library versions rather than own your own copies I have indicated in square brackets electronic copies available via the university library; you can also find various editions these texts on archive.org. They are also available via https://www.gutenberg.org/.
- Angelique Richardson (ed.),Women Who Did(Penguin 2005)
- Thomas Hardy,Far from the Madding Crowd(1874) [New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014, available in the library]
- —.The Hand of Ethelberta: A Comedy in Chapters(1876) https://archive.org/details/handofethelberta02hard
- —.The Woodlanders(1887) https://archive.org/details/woodlandersengli00thom/page/n5/mode/2up
- —.Tess of the d'Urbervilles(1891) [electronic version New York : Open Road, 2016.
- —.Jude the Obscure(1895) [New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2015]
- —.Thomas Hardy: The Complete Poemsed. J. Gibson (Palgrave, 2001) (all the poems we read are available online or in the reading pack)
- —. 'The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid' and in 'A Mere Interlude' inA Changed Man(1913) http://archive.org/stream/changedmanwaitin18harduoft#page/n5/mode/2up
- Thomas and Florence Hardy,The Life of Thomas Hardy(1928 and 1930;) both volumes available online at https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.128657 andhttps://archive.org/details/lateryearsofthom009186mbp, orpublished by Wordsworth Literary Lives, 2007)
- Mona Caird, ‘Marriage',Westminster Review(1888) (reading pack)
- Grant Allen,The Woman Who Did(1895) https://archive.org/details/womanwhodid00allerich
- Menie Muriel Dowie,Gallia(1895; J.M. Dent, 1995) https://archive.org/details/cu31924013341874
Other texts and selected poems are available in a module pack via ELE
Selected secondary texts(further reading will be recommended via ELE):
- Gillian Beer,Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Fiction(1983; 3rd edn, CUP 2009) https://www-cambridge-org.uoelibrary.idm.oclc.org/core/books/darwins-plots/
- Carolyn Betensky, (2019). ‘Casual Racism in Victorian Literature’. Victorian Literature and Culture, 47(4), 723-751. doi:10.1017/S1060150319000202
- Ronjaunee Chatterjee, Alicia Mireles Christoff, Amy R. Wong, https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/undisciplining-victorian-studies/ (10th July 2020)
- Tim Dolin and Peter Widdowson,Thomas Hardy and Contemporary Literary Studies(Palgrave 2004) https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057%2F9780230389663
- Priyamvada Gopal, ‘Britain’s story of empire is based on myth. We need to know the truth’ (Guardian, 2019) https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/06/britains-story-empire-based-myth-need-know-truth
- Rena Jackson, Metropolitan Dissent in Thomas Hardy's Fiction: Class, Gender, Empire (Proquest dissertations publishing 2018) https://search.proquest.com/docview/2199363694?accountid=10792
- Erica Kanesaka Kalnay, “Part-Victorian Imagination: On Being a Victorianist of Color.” V21 Collective Blog, June 5, 2018, http://v21collective.org/part-victorian-imagination-victorianist-color/
- Rosemarie Morgan,The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy(2010) https://www.dawsonera.com/abstract/9781409423256
- Angelique Richardson, ‘Newly Discovered Letters’, https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/newly-discovered-letters-thomas-hardy-wife-florence/TLS(3rd April 2020)
- -- ‘A Global Hardy’Literature Compass 13 (2016), 123–135
- -- ed.,After Darwin: Animals, Emotions, and the Mind(Brill,2013), 385 pp. https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/exeter/detail.action?docID=1598085
- --,‘Who Was the New Woman?’, in Laura Marcus, Michèle Mendelssohn, and Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Late Victorian into Modern, 1880-1920 (OUP, 2016), 150-167 (ELE)
- Keith Wilson (ed.),A Companion to Thomas Hardy(Blackwell, 2009) https://www.dawsonera.com/abstract/9781444324228
Module has an active ELE page?
Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
ELE – A selection of primary and contextual readingswill be made available on ELE.
- ELE – https://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=11194
Indicative learning resources - Other resources
- Special Collections
- Thomas Hardy Association: http://www.thethomashardyassociation.org/
- The Thomas Hardy Society: http://www.hardysociety.org/
- The Dorset Labourer: http://www.thedorsetpage.com/genealogy/info/the_dorsetshire_labourer.htm
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English, literature, empire, imperialism, decolonising, intersectionality, culture, novels, short stories, poetry, Victorian, Hardy, women, masculinities, femininities, modernity, place, class, urbanisation
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University of Exeter Acceptance Rate.
|University Name||University of Exeter|
|No. of Campus||3|
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University of Exeter Rankings
University of Exeter is ranked #152 in Best Global Universities.
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We are 10th in the UK, 13th in Europe and 40th in the world in the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022, when the quality of publications is taken into account ("PP top 10%" - percentage of outputs in the top 10% most-cited).
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A Russell Group University
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Cost of living information.
|Streatham and St Luke's (Exeter, Devon)||Penryn (Cornwall)|
|Self-catered||£110.88 - £193.41 per week||£116.06 - £185.01 per week|
|Catered||£193.97 - £271.88 per week||£159.32 - £197.89 per week|
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SAT and ACT Test Scores
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|Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|
|Owner||Ministry of Magic|
|Purpose||Training for children with magical abilities|
|Motto||Latin: Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus ("Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon")|
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Part of the UK's elite Russell Group of research-intensive universities, Exeter is globally recognised as a prestigious higher education institution of outstanding quality.What grades do I need to get into Exeter? ›
- Class XII qualification from CBSE or State board.
- GPA: equivalent to 70-85%
- English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 or better. TOEFL-IBT: 90.
- UCAS Personal Statement.
- Academic letter of recommendation.
- Financial Statement.
- English Language Proficiency test score.
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|University Name||University of Exeter|
|No. of Campus||3|
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1. Merton College. Merton College is one of the most popular Oxford colleges and sits at the top of Oxford's Norrington Table with a score of 82.9%.Is University of Exeter public or private? ›
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- Stanford University.
- Harvard University.
- Columbia University.
- London School Of Economics And Political Science.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Yale University.
- Princeton University.
- University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom.
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Full list of UK university offer rates.
|82||University of Exeter||79.2%|
|84||University of Northampton||79.3%|
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- Acceptance Rate: 3.19%
- Class of 2026 applicants: 61,221.
- Average SAT: 1510.
- University of Maine--Fort Kent.
- University of Maine--Presque Isle.
- University of Pikeville.
- The University of Texas at El Paso.
- Utah Valley University.
- Wayne State College.
- Weber State University.
- Western Nevada College.
Exeter College (in full: The Rector and Scholars of Exeter College in the University of Oxford) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England and the fourth-oldest college of the university.What colleges do kids from Exeter go to? ›
Between 2016 and 2018, 15 or more students matriculated at the following colleges and universities: Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Trinity College, Tufts, Michigan, UPenn, Williams, and Yale.What is the boy to girl ratio at Exeter University? ›
The University of Exeter has around 25,000 students enrolled as of 2022, making it one of the largest student bodies in the UK and the largest in South West England. The university has a student gender mix of 54% female and 46% male and 25% of its students come from abroad.What is the ethnic diversity in Exeter? ›
Ethnicity in Exeter
According to the latest 2021 census, the population in Exeter is predominantly white (90.3%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 9.7% of the population. Asian people were the largest minority group in Exeter accounting for 4.9% of the population.
What courses are Exeter best at? ›
- Earth & Marine Sciences. ...
- Engineering: Materials & Mineral. ...
- Classics & Ancient History. ...
- Religious Studies and Theology. ...
- Biosciences. ...
Applicants with achieved grades are placed in tiers according to their achieved grades, in line with our typical offer. For example, where our typical offer is AAA-AAB, applicants will be tiered from Tier 1 (A*A*A*) to Tier 5 (AAB).How quickly do Exeter make offers? ›
|Date||What you need to do|
|March 2024||We will aim to send you a decision by the end of March (if you applied to us by 31 January)|
|April 2024||Apply for accommodation if you have accepted your offer.|
|May 2024||Decide on your firm and insurance choices by early May.|