A Victorian Marriage in Film

Course Dates: 
First 4 weeks: March 28, April 4, 11, 18
Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
Doug Cooper
Course Catalogs: 
2019 Spring

He Knew He Was Right (1869) is among the best known and loved novels by the mid-Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope. Adapted as a period film, like the novel, it dramatizes in both plot and subplot various aspects of marriage involved in layers of Victorian propriety. We’ll see a biographical video and watch each of four episodes over four weeks, just as the original novel was experienced, in regular serial installments.

Instructor: Doug Cooper (cdoug38@gmail.com) has taught college English courses in the United States and overseas as well as many courses at the College for Seniors since 2003. A number of these were literature courses centering on 19th-century writers. Others were film courses on English and American authors, film genres, foreign film directors and various topics.

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