Walls of Words

Nicole Lobdell

Nicole Lobdell is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English in 19th-century British literature at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.



"Victorian Obsession" (a future course in the works...)

This course explores the nature of obsession using Victorian novels and poetry as its source materials. Below are listed the texts I imagine using in a course such as this, including (further down) the possible texts I would use if I were to expand the focus from Victorian to the larger 19th century.

Robert Browning, "Porphyria's Lover" (1842), "My Last Duchess" (1842), and "The Bishop Orders His Tomb" (1845)

Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights (1847)

Lord Alfred Tennyson, selections from In Memoriam A. H. H. (1850)

Charles Dickens, Bleak House (1853)

Christina Rossetti, "Goblin Market" (1862)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, select sonnets from The House of Life (1881)

Wilkie Collins, Heart and Science (1883)

Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)

H. G. Wells, The Invisible Man (1897)

William Godwin's Caleb Williams (1794)

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818)