EN204 Victorian Literature
This subject was second semester 1988 and I should have seen it coming. Dr Con Castan was the lecturer again.
There was just too much material for me to read and I really struggled to keep up with full time work in general practice and two small children at home. We studied five novels – Hard Times, Middlemarch, Jane Eyre, Portrait of a Lady and Jude the Obscure. There was also substantial amounts of poetry by Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Clough, Rosetti, Hopkins, Patmore and Hardy to cover as well.
Castan had produced ample lecture notes, study guides and reading lists and set Houghton’s The Victorian Frame of Mind as required background reading.
Assessment was an assignment and an examination and I really should have known better. I have no idea how I read as much as I did.