BAThe 19th Century English Novel

Credit points: 5
Contact hours: 60
Type: Lectures

Main Instructor

Mojca Krevel, PhD, Professor


Mojca Krevel, PhD, Professor

Course Description

Aims and Specific Competences:

Students develop techniques of autonomous critical reading of Victorian novels from the perspective of an interculturally-placed reader, and develop methods of considering English novels in the context of the Slovene literary system. Students are trained for autonomous critical work with literary texts.


Description of Content:

The course focuses on the theory and practice of the 19th century English novel both from the perspective of its immediate social and cultural environments as well as its intercultural contexts.

Based on their preliminary reading of the selected novels, the students are guided through the analysis of various textual and narrative segments of the works. In the course of the year, a range of narrative techniques as well as different aspects of the texts placement within their historical, cultural and social environment are introduced. Special attention is paid to the specifics of the 19th century English novels reception from the perspective of their intercultural impact.

Course Literature:

  • Brantlinger, Patrick, and Thesing, William B. (eds.). 2002. A Companion to The
  • Victorian Novel. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Dickens, C. 1994. Bleak House. London: Penguin Books.
  • Eliot, G. 1994. The Mill on the Floss. London: Penguin Books.
  • Ford, Boris. 1966. The Pelican Guide to English Literature. From Dickens to Hardy.
  • Harmondsworth: Penguin.
  • Grosman, M. 1989. Angleški roman 1830-1920. Ljubljana: FF.
  • Hardy, T. 1985. Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books.
  • Hawthorn, J. 2001. Studying the Novel. London: Arnold. Izbrana poglavja (4, 5), str.: 55-90.
  • Lerner, Laurence. 1978. The Victorians. London: Methuen Thackerey, W. M. 1994. Levine, George. 2008. How to Read the Victorian Novel. London: Blackwell.Vanity Fair. London: Penguin Books.
  • Wilde, O. 1994. The Picture of Dorian Gray. London: Penguin Books.


Literary works:

  • A list of selected literary works is provided at the beginning of the course.



  • Written exam

Grading scale of 6-10 (pass) and 1-5 (fail), in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana and with the examination system of the Faculty of Arts.