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  1. Introduction: London and Cultural Topographies; the Illustrated London News (1857). 1 item
    1. Preparation 1 item
  2. Victorian London and the Poetics of Banality 9 items
    1. Primary Reading 1 item
      1. See extracts in document on Moodle

    2. Secondary Reading 6 items
      1. Introduction: A Poem of the Age - Natasha Moore 2015

        Chapter Essential

      2. The Modern and the Everyday - Natasha Moore 2015

        Chapter Essential

      3. The Uses of Genre - Natasha Moore 2015

        Chapter Essential section on 'Metre'

      4. Introduction: A Poem of the Age - Natasha Moore 2015 (electronic book)

        Chapter Essential

      5. The Modern and the Everyday - Natasha Moore 2015 (electronic book)

        Chapter Essential

      6. The Uses of Genre - Natasha Moore 2015 (electronic book)

        Chapter Essential section on 'Metre'

    3. Further Reading 2 items
  3. Interior and Exterior Landscapes: The Urban and the Fin-De-Siecle Pathology of Mind 11 items
    1. Preparation 3 items
      1. The City of Dreadful Night: [And Other Poems] - James Thomson, Bertram Dobell 1895

        Book Essential

      2. The City of Dreadful Night - James Thomson 1874

        Webpage Essential

    2. Secondary Reading 8 items
      1. James Thomson (B.V.): Beyond the City - William David Schaefer 1965

        Book Recommended

      2. James Thomson, Anglo-Scot - Mary Jane W. Scott 1988

        Book Recommended

      3. Learning to Read "The City" - William Sharpe 1984

        Article Recommended

  4. Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (1837-1839) 16 items
    1. Preparation 1 item
      1. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens, George Cruikshank 2007

        Book Essential

    2. Secondary Reading 15 items
      The following titles may be of particular relevance to this module, but there are many others:
      1. Reading Dickens Writing London - Murray Baumgarten 2011

        Article Recommended

      2. Fictions of the City - Murray Baumgarten 2001

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Fictions of the City - Murray Baumgarten 2001 (electronic book)

        Chapter Recommended

      4. Dickens, Griffith and Ourselves (1942) - Sergei Eisenstein 1996

        Chapter Recommended

      5. The Young Dickens (1950) - Graham Greene 2014

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Introduction - Juliet John 2001

        Chapter Recommended

      7. Introduction - Juliet John 2001 (electronic book)

        Chapter Recommended

      8. Heritage Dickens - Juliet John 2013

        Chapter Recommended

      9. Heritage Dickens - Juliet John 2010 (electronic book)

        Chapter Recommended

      10. An Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900 - Franco Moretti 1998

        Book Recommended

      11. Dickens and the Dream of Cinema - Grahame Smith 2003

        Book Recommended

      12. Going Astray: Dickens and London - Jeremy Tambling 2009

        Book Recommended

  5. Charles Dickens, Bleak House 7 items
    1. Preparation 1 item
      1. Bleak House - Charles Dickens, Stephen Charles Gill 2008

        Book Essential

    2. Secondary Reading 6 items
      1. Victorian Literature, Energy, and the Ecological Imagination - Allen MacDuffie 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

  6. Negotiating Urban Space 1: The Thames in Art and Literature 14 items
    1. Preparation 14 items
      Please view the following artworks by James Abbot MacNeill Whistler:
      1. The Thames Set etchings, 1859-71 1 item
      2. Nocturnes 5 items
        1. Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Chelsea - James Abbott McNeill Whistler 1871

          Webpage Essential

        2. Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights - James Abbott McNeill Whistler 1872

          Webpage Recommended

        3. Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Old Battersea Bridge - James Abbott McNeill Whistler c.1872-5

          Webpage Essential

        4. Nocturne: Grey and Gold, Westminster Bridge - James Abbott McNeill Whistler c. 1871-2

          Webpage Essential

        5. Nocturne in Black and Gold, the Falling Rocket - James Abbott McNeill Whistler c.1875

          Webpage Essential

      3. Primary Reading 4 items
        1. The Mirror of the Sea: And, a Personal Record - Joseph Conrad, Zdzislaw Najder 1988

          Book Essential ‘The Faithful River’ Chapters XXX and XXXI

        2. The Mirror of the Sea - Joseph Conrad 1906 (electronic book)

          Book Essential ‘The Faithful River’ Chapters XXX and XXXI

      4. Further Reading 4 items
        1. Thames: Sacred River - Peter Ackroyd 2008

          Book Further

  7. Negotiating Urban Space 2: Walking the City 14 items
    1. Preparation 14 items
      1. The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays - Charles Baudelaire, Jonathan Mayne 1995

        Book Essential Excerpts from 'The Painter of Modern Life' on Moodle

      2. The Flaneur - Walter Benjamin 1997

        Chapter Essential

      3. In addition: 2 items
        1. Sketches by Boz: And Other Early Papers, 1833-39 - Charles Dickens, Michael Slater, George Cruikshank 1994

          Book Recommended From II. Scenes: 'Chapter i - The streets - Morning'; 'Chapter ii - The Streets - Night'

        2. Sketches by Boz - Charles Dickens 2014

          Webpage Recommended From II. Scenes: 'Chapter i - The streets - Morning'; 'Chapter ii - The Streets - Night'

      4. Further Reading 9 items
  8. Negotiating Urban Space 3: The Suburbs - London at Its Sociological and Geographical Periphery 8 items
    1. Preparation 3 items
      1. The Diary of a Nobody - George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith, Ed Glinert 1999

        Book Essential

      2. The Diary of a Nobody - George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith 1910 (electronic book)

        Book Essential

    2. Further Reading 5 items
      1. London Suburbs - Andrew Saint 1999

        Book Further Chapters 1 & 2

      2. Acceptance in Holloway: "The Diary of a Nobody" - Royce MacGillivray, Paul Beam 1970

        Article Further

      3. Comedy and Culture: England 1820-1900 - Roger B. Henkle 2014

        Book Further

  9. Death in London: Nineteenth-Century Cemeteries 15 items
    1. Preparation 9 items
      1. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens, George Cruikshank 2007

        Book Essential Chapter 33

      2. Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy 1975

        Book Essential Chapters 45 and 46

      3. Bleak House - Charles Dickens, Stephen Charles Gill 2008

        Book Essential Chapter 16

      4. An Elegy written in a Country Churchyard - Thomas Gray, Francis Griffin Stokes 1929

        Book Essential

      5. Satires of Circumstance - Thomas Hardy 1919 (electronic book)

        Book Essential 'I Found Her Out There' and 'Rain on a Grave'; 'In Death Divided', 'In the Cemetery'

      6. Satires of Circumstance: Lyrics and Reveries ; Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses - Thomas Hardy 1919

        Book Essential 'I Found Her Out There' and 'Rain on a Grave'; 'In Death Divided', 'In the Cemetery'

      7. The Inscription - Thomas Hardy

        Webpage Essential

    2. Suggested Reading 6 items
      1. Haunted Hardy: Poetry, History, Memory - Tim Armstrong 2000

        Book Recommended

      2. Ancestry and Narrative in Nineteenth-Century British Literature: Blood Relations From Edgeworth to Hardy - Sophie Gilmartin 1998

        Book Recommended esp. Chapter 6 on Victorian city and village churchyards

  10. Life (and Lowlife) in London: Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (1851) 7 items
    1. Preparation 5 items
      1. London Labour and the London Poor - Henry Mayhew, Victor E. Neuberg 1985

        Book Essential please read as much as possible of that text, but make sure you have read for class the following sections: the ‘Watercress Girl’ (p. 64 and following in the Penguin edition); ‘Statement of a Photographic Man’ (p. 335 and following in the Penguin edition); ‘The Doll’s-Eye maker’ (p. 344 and following in the Penguin edition).

      2. London Labour and the London Poor - Henry Mayhew 1861 (electronic book)

        Book Essential please read as much as possible of that text, but make sure you have read for class the following sections: the ‘Watercress Girl’; ‘Statement of a Photographic Man’; ‘The Doll’s-Eye maker’

      3. The Man of the Crowd - Edgar Allan Poe 2015

        Book Essential

      4. The Man of the Crowd - Edgar Allan Poe

        Webpage Essential

      5. Bleak House - Charles Dickens 1993

        Book Essential Read the opening and the interview with 'Charley' in the 'Bell Yard'

    2. Two essays of interest: 2 items
  11. Books: 7 items
    Books you need to buy and which it is advised you read in advance of the course are as follows:
    1. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens, George Cruikshank 2007

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase any Penguin or Oxford World’s Classic editions

    2. Bleak House - Charles Dickens, Stephen Charles Gill 2008

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase any Penguin or Oxford World’s Classic editions

    3. London Labour and the London Poor - Henry Mayhew, Victor E. Neuberg 1985

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    4. The Diary of a Nobody - George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith, Ed Glinert 1999

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    5. The Diary of a Nobody - George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith 1910 (electronic book)

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    6. The City of Dreadful Night: [And Other Poems] - James Thomson, Bertram Dobell 1895

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    7. The City of Dreadful Night - James Thomson 1874

      Webpage Suggested for Student Purchase

  12. General Bibliography 99 items
    1. The Shows of London - Richard D. Altick 1978

      Book Further

    2. The Shows of London - Richard Daniel Altick 1978 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    3. Life and Labour of the People in London: 1st Series: Poverty - Charles Booth, Jesse Argyle 1902

      Book Further also see other volumes in the series

    4. Music Hall: Performance and Style - J. S. Bratton 1986

      Book Further

    5. Victorian Cities - Asa Briggs 1963

      Book Further

    6. Exploring the Urban Past: Essays in Urban History - H. J. Dyos, David Cannadine, David A. Reeder 1982

      Book Further

    7. Bibliography of Printed Works on London History to 1939 - Heather Creaton, Tony Trowles 1994

      Book Further

    8. London's Bridges - Stephen Croad, Peter Fowler 1983

      Book Further

    9. Handbook of London, Past and Present - Peter Cunningham 1850 (electronic book)

      Book Further

    10. The London Of Dickens - Walter Dexter 2018

      Book Further

    11. London: A Pilgrimage - Blanchard Jerrold, Gustave Doré 2005

      Book Further

    12. London: A Pilgrimage - Gustave Dore, Blanchard Jerrold 1851

      Webpage Further

    13. The Victorian City: Images and Realities - Michael Wolff, H. J. Dyos 1999

      Book Further

    14. Metropolis London: Histories and Representations Since 1800 - David Feldman, Gareth Stedman Jones 1989

      Book Further

    15. The Pursuit of Urban History - Derek Fraser, Anthony Sutcliffe 1983

      Book Further

    16. Metropolitan London, Politics and Urban Change, 1837-1981 - Ken Young, Patricia L. Garside 1982

      Book Further

    17. Hogarth to Cruikshank - M. Dorothy George 1988

      Book Further

    18. Ancestry and Narrative in Nineteenth-Century British Literature: Blood Relations From Edgeworth to Hardy - Sophie Gilmartin 1998

      Book Further see Chapter 6 on Victorian city and village churchyards

    19. London in the Reign of Victoria (1837-1897) - George Laurence Gomme 1898 (electronic book)

      Book Further

    20. Dickens's London - Christopher Hibbert 1969

      Chapter Further

    21. Ragged London in 1861 - John Hollingshead 2016

      Book Further

    22. Ragged London in 1861 - John Hollingshead 1861 (electronic book)

      Webpage Further

    23. Dickens and Mass Culture - Juliet John 2013

      Book Further

    24. Dickens and Mass Culture - Juliet John 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    25. The Impact of Railways on Victorian Cities - John R. Kellett 1969

      Book Further

    26. London in Dickens' Day - Jacob Korg 2018

      Book Further

    27. London Coffee Houses - B. Lillywhite 1964

      Book Further

    28. London Labour and the London Poor - Henry Mayhew, Victor E. Neuberg 1985

      Book Further

    29. London Labour and the London Poor - Henry Mayhew 1861 (electronic book)

      Book Further 4 vols.

    30. The Growth of Victorian London - Donald J. Olsen 1976

      Book Further

    31. The Working Lady in London - Evelyn March Phillipps 1892

      Article Further

    32. London: A Social History - Roy Porter 1994

      Book Further

    33. James Thomson (B.V.): Beyond the City - William David Schaefer 1965

      Book Further

    34. The Two Cities of Dreadful Night - William D. Schaefer 1962

      Article Further

    35. Dickens and Popular Entertainment - Paul Schlicke 1988

      Book Further

    36. Dickens and Popular Entertainment - Paul Schlicke 1988 (electronic book)

      Book Further

    37. London 1900: The Imperial Metropolis - Jonathan Schneer 1999

      Book Further

    38. James Thomson, Anglo-Scot - Mary Jane W. Scott 1988

      Book Further

    39. History: Geography: Modernity - Edward W. Soja 1989

      Chapter Further

    40. The Architecture of Victorian London - John Summerson 1976

      Book Further

    41. Tallis's London Street Views - John Tallis 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    42. Victorian Painting - Julian Treuherz 1993

      Book Further

    43. The London Encyclopedia - Ben Weinreb, Christopher Hibbert 1993

      Book Further

    44. The City of Dickens - Alexander Welsh 1971

      Book Further

    45. The Country and the City - Raymond Williams 2016

      Book Further

    46. London's Teeming Streets: 1830-1914 - James Winter 1993

      Book Further

    47. Victorian Panorama - Christopher Wood 1990

      Book Further

    48. Victorian Painting - Christopher Wood 1999

      Book Further

    49. Websites 3 items
      1. Monuments and Dust: The Culture of Victorian London

        Webpage Further An online project out of the Universities of Virginia and UCL that ‘seeks to extend both the terms and forms of the study of London’. It sets out to construct ‘an archive of primary materials--journalism, literary works, paintings, census data, maps, tracts, car-toons, sermons-- open to scholars and teachers in a wide range of disciplines.’

      2. GenDocs Genealogy Services ~ Research Aids

        Webpage Further archived webpage. Genealogy Research Tools: contains a wide range of links to resources on Victorian London, including: Victorian London Street Index; Victorian London Churches; Victori-an London Cemeteries; Victorian London Lodging Houses; Irish Nests in Victorian Lon-don; London Metropolitan Police Divisions; Victorian London Institutions; Victorian London Inns, Taverns & Public Houses; Victorian London Census Surname Indexes; Mid-dlesex Parish Churches (Diocese of London)

      3. Home - London Low Life - Adam Matthew Digital

        Website Further The site has digitised material from the Lilly Library, Indiana and elsewhere with excel-lent primary materials for the study of late nineteenth-century London, including George Gissing’s scrapbooks from the Pforzheimer collection and interactive searcha-ble maps of the city. It was also managed by a former graduate of this MA programme and one of our MA interns helped develop text for the site in 2010!

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