English 9207B

Victorian Fictions of Disability

Instructor: Professor J. Devereux
Winter Half Course.

In this course, we will examine the representation of physical and mental disability in Victorian novels of the mid-nineteenth century, including Dinah Mulock Craik’s Olive (1850), Wilkie Collins’ Hide and Seek (1854), George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss (1860), and Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Aurora Floyd (1863), as well as looking at contextual readings on disability in the nineteenth century.