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- The Victorians provides an introduction to Victorian Studies as an interdisciplinary subject, focusing on selected literary texts and historical topics.
- Approaches and Methods for Victorian Studies introduces you to a range of theoretical approaches and helps you develop skills in research and analysis.
Stage 2: Interdisciplinary exploration
You will develop research skills and interdisciplinary knowledge of the Victorian era by taking the following three modules:
Victorian Words: Texts and Contexts
You will develop skills in textual analysis and applying literary theory, alongside knowledge of a specific writer or group of writers, such as Oscar Wilde, George Eliot or the Brontës. The topic for 2014–15 is Oscar Wilde.
Victorian Senses: Visual, Material, and Sensory Culture
You will develop skills in reading artefacts, applying cultural theories, and using archives, collections and museums, alongside knowledge of a specific development in Victorian culture, such as art, architecture, theatre or music. The topic for 2014–15 is Victorian Music.
Victorian Identities: Social Movements and Meanings
You will explore trends and developments across the period, while developing knowledge of a particular trend, e.g. religion, childhood, disability or gender identity. The topic for 2014–15 is Childhood.
Each of these modules is taught in six fortnightly sessions. Each is offered in a 15-credit and 30-credit version: you must take one of these as a 30-credit module.
Alternatively, you may replace one 15-credit module with a workplace project for the 15-credit Professional Development and Practice module.
Stage 3: Research
Apply the knowledge and skills you have gained by undertaking your own research and writing a 12,000 word dissertation on a specific aspect of the Victorian period, supervised by an expert in the area.