What I hope to learn about Victorian Literature this semester

My past experiences with Victorian Literature are almost non existent although I am happy to say that after this semester that will all change. When first reading the description of this course I was most interested in learning about how language changes over time, specifically how English changed from Old English to Early Modern. In addition, I’m also excited to learn about the different cultural events around which certain literature was written. Even in texts that are not Victorian, I’ve always enjoyed reading works of literature that were written during a significant time in history and seeing how the author incorporated some of the elements that were actually going on in society in the book. I think this course will help me develop a deeper appreciation for Victorian Literature which will ultimately help me become a more well rounded and knowledgable English teacher one day.

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