Category: 19thCLit

Greetings and farewell from A/Prof Michael Griffith (Literature: Strathfield)

I am retiring after 45 years at ACU. While it certainly sounds a long time, I remember vividly my first days on Castle Hill Campus in 1977 and then the flow of new literature students, through Castle Hill, then Mount Saint Mary and occasionally MacKillop. Every year a wonderful crop of new faces, new enthusiasms!…

Best Final Summative Blogs for Nineteenth Century Literature 2022

Hi All, it is with some real joy that I can post up these final blogs from one of my last two classes (the other being The Age of Shakespeare). These summative entries proclaim loud and clear that the experience of blogging as part of literature studies has profoundly enhanced our students’ experience of literature.…

Blog 3 Topics for Nineteenth Century Literature- due due Friday 29th April: extended to Monday 1st May

Choose any ONE of the following topics: 1/How do the opening paragraphs of Matthew Arnold’s The Study of Poetry present a view that poetry could solve The Condition of England Question? 2/What makes Matthew Arnold’s poem “Dover Beach” such a personal response to the loss of belief in Victorian England? 3/Prepare a digital kit on…

Show and Tell 19th Century Literature Mid-Semester Blogs… See the best here… THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR AMAZING WORK…

Thanks you Ashleigh for telling us how reading the Romantics has actually changed the way you live your life right now: Best blog on our Art Gallery visit. Thank you Tia for discovering an epiphanic moment in front of Eugene Von Guerard’s Fig Tree: How entering the Art Gallery is like entering the gates of…

Grand Finalé for Nineteenth Century ePortfolios for 2021.

Best ePortfolio Summative Entries ENGL200 2021 Andrew Carloss Read Andrew’s  fabulous reflection and powerfully illustrated piece on how we in this digital age need to take on board the insights of the Romantics and the Russians in order to survive as human beings! Read Emilee McNaught’s reflections on how her experience is mirrored in the…