Charles Dickens

Module code: EN2306

Charles Dickens was one of the Victorian period’s most popular and influential authors, who found success as a serial novelist, short story writer, and journalist. Dickens was renowned for his grotesque and comic characters; his vivid portrayals of London life; and his profound exploration of some of the most pressing issues of his age. This module enables close study of a variety of Dickens’s work across different forms and genres, interspersing examination of key novels with consideration of his shorter fiction and essays. The module will allow you to consider:

  • Serial publication
  • Fictions of childhood
  • Dickens’s social critique
  • Dickens’s women
  • Autobiography
  • City writing

Learning

  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 128 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay, 3,000 words (100%)