Our Ph.D. minor in Victorian Studies trains you in the interdisciplinary study of Great Britain and the British world in the long nineteenth-century, with a focus on literature, culture, and society.
Coursework in our program offers you an opportunity to become familiar with the aesthetic and historical developments of the period. It also acquaints you with the most current critical and methodological tools that are used to understand and critique the age and its works. You will gain a depth of knowledge in the history, literature, and culture of the nineteenth-century British world, and a breadth of understanding regarding the relevance of Victorian Studies to today’s institutions of higher learning and the public sphere.
The minor requires the completion of four courses, comprising a minimum of 12 credits, including Victorian Britain: Culture and Society, 1820-1900, our program’s core course. At least one of the courses must come from outside of your home department. The minor will be administered and approved by the director of the Victorian Studies Program.