Victorian America

Course Details
Course: 
140B
Instructor: 
Martin A. Berger
Quarter: 
Winter
Academic Year: 
2016-17
Description: 
Examines how American writers and artists negotiated complexities of U.S. society during the 19th century. Emphasis on issues ranging from women's rights to laissez-faire capitalism, and from Reconstruction to manifest destiny. Considers how the era's cultural products provided artists, patrons, and audiences with metaphorical coping strategies to counteract what Victorians perceived to be the period's overwhelming social and political changes. (General Education Code(s): IM, A.)