Teaching Victorian Literature in the Twenty-First Century

A Guide to Pedagogy

  • Jen Cadwallader
  • Laurence W Mazzeno

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Topics

  3. Genres

  4. Digital Victorians

  5. Victorians in the Twenty-First Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Jen Cadwallader
      Pages 261-273
    3. Louisa Hadley
      Pages 275-287
  6. Model Courses: Three Approaches

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 329-342

About this book


This edited collection offers undergraduate Literature instructors a guide to the pedagogy and teaching of Victorian literature in liberal arts classrooms. With numerous essays focused on thematic course design, this volume reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the literature classroom. A section on genre provides suggestions on approaching individual works and discussing their influence on production of texts. Sections on digital humanities and “out of the classroom” approaches to Victorian literature reflect current practices and developing trends. The concluding section offers three different versions of an “ideal” course, each of which shows how thematic, disciplinary, genre, and technological strands may be woven together in meaningful ways.

Professors of introductory literature courses aimed at non-English majors to advanced seminars for majors will find accessible and innovative course ideas supplemented with a variety of versatile teaching materials, including syllabi, assignments, and in-class activities.


Liberal Arts Pedagogy Victorian Literature in the Classrom Victorian Literature for Students Service Learning Tess of the D'Urbervilles Charles Dickens Penny Dreadful Silas Marner

Editors and affiliations

  • Jen Cadwallader
    • 1
  • Laurence W Mazzeno
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EnglishRandolph–Macon CollegeAshlandUSA
  2. 2.Office of the PresidentAlvernia UniversityReadingUSA

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