Faculty of Arts

Skip to content | Change text size

print version

Monash University

Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Alan Dilnot


This unit examines some of the major works to emerge during the early Victorian period (1837-1870), with particular attention to the work of Dickens. Reference will be made to social changes and to the trends of thought accompanying these changes wherever this helps to suggest the chief characteristics of early Victorian sensibilities. Certain topics will receive special attention: childhood and education, women and marriage, industrialisation, class-consciousness and concepts of social interaction.


Class presentation (1000 words): 20%
Essay (1500 words): 30%
Examination (2 hours): 40%
Seminar participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Alan Dilnot

Contact hours

2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study