This course explores contributions to literature and art made during the period 1870 - 1901. It is intended that by studying both art and literature, students will get a fuller picture of Victorian arts and society. The literature part of the course will explore the novel 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson and the play 'The Importance of Being Ernest' by Oscar Wilde. The visual artists considered include designer C.R. Ashbee, Anglo-Irish painter, John Lavery as well as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and painter Marianne Stokes. Although this course builds on the Term One's exploration of Late Victorians, it is also accessible for newcomers .
This course explores contributions to literature and art made during the period 1870-1901. In the literature section of the course we will study one novel and one play- 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' and 'The Importance of Being Ernest'. The Art History element of the course will explore individual artists/designers and topics in depth, including designer C.R. Ashbee and Anglo/Irish John Lavery as well as artists/designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh and painter Marianne Stokes. The course provides and opportunity to study a fascinating period and to share ideas with both tutors and fellow students. Much of the course will be discussion-based but with short, clear introductions to the topics by the tutors. You will be encouraged to explore to share your thoughts about the works studied, whilst investigating the attitudes and approaches to art and literature pertaining to the period. The books and images will be explored and discussed in class time so that we can fully understand the details and attitudes within the text and images. You will also be encouraged to read around the topics as well as reading sections of the literature texts outside class. For each art history element of the course the images will be available for viewing outside of the class. Although this course builds on the Term One's exploration of Late Victorians, it is also accessible for newcomers .
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