LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE

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VICTORIA

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MAIN PAGE RESEARCH PAPER COURSE REQUIREMENTS VICTORIANS ONLINE VICTORIANS IN FILM

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

SPRING 2012

Week I Jan 17-19Introduction: Victoria and her Realm
Week II Jan 24-26Politics, Reform, and Public Order
Week III Jan 31-Feb 2Faith, Reason, and Action
Week IV Feb 7-9Women in Victorian Society
Week V Feb 14-16Inside the Victorian Underworld
Week VI Feb 21-23Victoria's Empire
Week VII Feb 28-Mar 1Victoria's Empire (continued)
Week VIII Mar 6-8Individual Meetings
Week IX Mar 13-15Individual Research
Week X Mar 20-22Primary Source Presentation
Week XI Apr 3-5Primary Source Presentation
Week XII Apr 10-12Peer Review
Week XIII Apr 17-19Peer Review
Week XIV Apr 24-26Conclusion/Final Discussion



Week I: Introduction
Jan 17: Introduction to the course and participants
Jan 19: Lecture: "Victoria and her realm"


Reading:
A.N. Wilson, "The Little Old Woman Britannia" in The Victorians
Strachey, "Introduction" and "Preface" in Eminent Victorians, vii-xii, 9-11

Visual:
Queen Victoria: Images of her World




Week II: Politics, Reform, and Public Order
Jan 24: Discussion
Jan 26: Discussion


Reading:
A.N. Wilson, "The Charter," "The Age of Peel," "John Stuart Mill's Boiled Egg," and "The Failed Revolution" in The Victorians
Victor Bailey, "English Prisons, Penal Culture, and the Abatement of Imprisonment, 1895-1922" in Journal of British Studies, 36:3 (1997)
David Campion, "Policing the Peelers: Parliament, the Public, and the Metropolitan Police" in M. Cragoe and A. Taylor (eds.) London Politics, 1760-1914 (2005)
D.J. Rowe, "The Failure of London Chartism" in The Historical Journal, 11:3 (1968)

Documents:
T.B. Macaulay, "Speech on the Reform Bill of 1832"
"The People's Charter" (1838)
Friedrich Engels, "Industrial Manchester" in The Condition of the Working Class in England (1844)




Week III: Faith, Reason, and Action
Jan 31: Discussion: Faught
Feb 2: Discussion: Faught, Strachey


Reading:
Strachey, "Cardinal Manning" in Eminent Victorians
Faught, The Oxford Movement: A Thematic History

Documents:
John Henry Newman, "Tract 2: The Catholic Church" (1833) and "Tract 90: Remarks on certain passages of the Thirty-Nine Articles" (1841)
Newman, et. al, "The Tracts for the Times" (1833-41)




Week IV: Women in Victorian Society
Feb 7: Discussion: Strachey
Feb 9: Discussion: Koven


Reading:
Strachey, "Florence Nightingale" in Eminent Victorians
Koven, Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London, 1-139

Documents:
"Women miners in the English coal pits" (from Parliamentary Papers, 1842)
Emmeline Pankhurst, "My own story" (1914)




Week V: Inside the Victorian Underworld
Feb 14: Discussion: Koven
Feb 16: Discussion: Stevenson


Reading:
Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Koven, Slumming, 140-288

Documents:
The Ripper Files (from the records of the Metropolitan Police)
"Jack the Ripper" Letters and Postcards (1888-90)




Week VI: Victoria's Empire
Feb 21: Discussion
Feb 23: Discussion


Reading:
Strachey, "The End of General Gordon" in Eminent Victorians
John Gallagher and Robert Robinson, "The Imperialism of Free Trade" in Economic History Review VI (1953)

Documents:
Benjamin Disraeli, "The Maintenance of Empire" (1872)
Joseph Chamberlain, "The True Conception of Empire" (1897)
Rudyard Kipling, "Gunga Din" (1891) and "The White Man's Burden" (1898)




Week VII: Victoria's Empire (continued)
Feb 28: Discussion
Mar 1: Individual meetings during class period to discuss topic


Reading:
Bernard S. Cohn, "Representing Authority in Victorian India" in Hobsbawm and Ranger (eds), The Invention of Tradition
A.N. Wilson, "Vale" in The Victorians

Documents:
Queen Victoria, Proclamation to the Princes, Chiefs, and the People of India (1858)
Lord Roberts, "When Queen Victoria became Empress of India" (1877)


THESIS PROPOSAL AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE FEB 28




Week VIII: Individual Meetings
Mar 6: Individual meetings during class period to discuss topic
Mar 8: Individual meetings during class period to discuss topic




Week IX: Research
Mar 13: No class meeting, individual research
Mar 15: No class meeting, individual research

DETAILED THESIS OUTLINE DUE MAR 15




Week X: Primary Sources
Mar 20: Presentation of primary sources, Group I
Mar 22: Presentation of primary sources, Group II




Week XI: Primary Sources
Apr 3: Presentation of primary sources, Group III
Apr 5: Meeting to distribute thesis drafts for peer review

THESIS DRAFT DUE IN CLASS APR 5




Week XII: Peer Review
Apr 10: Peer review of thesis drafts, Group I
Apr 12: Peer review of thesis drafts, Group II




Week XIII: Peer Review
Apr 17: Peer review of thesis drafts, Group III
Apr 19: No class meeting (optional meeting with instructor)




Week XIV: Conclusion
Apr 24: No class meeting (optional meeting with instructor)
Apr 25: Poster session (Watzek Library, 4:30 PM)
Apr 26: Final discussion

FINAL THESIS DUE BY 5PM MONDAY APR 30




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