IU's Victorian Studies Program concentrates upon Great Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), extending its attention in certain fields back into the last decades of the eighteenth century, up to the outbreak of World War I, and out into America and Continental Europe.
Courses within our program are chosen from a range of offerings in the following departments or programs: Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, English, Fine Arts, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy, and Art History.
We provide a minor for graduate students in any discipline, although the majority of our students typically come from English and History. To enter our program, you must first be accepted for admission to a departmental graduate program. Once you are admitted, you may pursue the interdisciplinary degree requirements for the Victorian Studies minor.
We offer an annual dissertation fellowship — the Patrick Brantlinger Fellowship — for a student working in the field. Our program regularly invites faculty speakers to campus and organizes occasional special symposia and events.