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
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