Mary Mullen

  • Assistant Professor, English
  • Villanova University
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College of Wooster, English 120: Writing Nineteenth-Century Cities, Dublin and London

At once a metonym for the nation and world onto itself, the city dominated the nineteenth-century literary imagination. By engaging with the city and its spaces, writers reflected on their place within the nation, the British empire—even within history. Reading novels, short stories, and poetry, this class will consider how authors represent Dublin, London, and the complex relationship between them as it introduces students to literary and cultural studies.

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