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ENG 28100: Romantic Victorian Literature

Fun Facts

Detail of Clueless DVD cover

  • Clueless is an American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's Emma
  • Jane Austen’s novels were published anonymously
  • Jane Austen brewed her own beer
  • Oscar Wilde's namesake has been adopted for Oscar Wilde Tours, tours offered in many cities that focus on LGBT history and culture. 

Maps & Timelines


Mapping Emotions in Victorian London (HistoryPin):

The project has invited anonymous participants to annotate whether passages drawn from novels, published mainly in the Victorian era, represented London places in a fearful, happy, or unemotional manner. This data from the crowd allowed us to generate the maps you find here, revealing a previously unseen emotional geography of Victorian London. We now invite you to explore them, and the underlying fictional passages, to discover the ways in which London was constructed, navigated, and represented emotionally in its fiction. 

Victorian Era

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