VICTORIAN LITERATURE ORAL PROJECT

Working alone or with a partner (no more than two in a group), select an author to research from the following list.  As soon as you make your selection, sign up for him/her.

Matthew Arnold

Charlotte Bronte

Emily Bronte

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Robert Browning

Lewis Carroll

Joseph Conrad

Charles Dickens

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

George Eliot

Thomas Hardy

Gerard Manley Hopkins

A. E. Housman

Rudyard Kipling

Thomas Macaulay

George Meredith

Christina Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Elizabeth Sewell

Robert Louis Stevenson

Bram Stoker

William Makepeace Thackeray

Frances Trollope

Oscar Wilde

 

1.  Research the Victorian author and create a Power Point project.  Keep track of your sources – you will need to submit a works cited page!  Although you can use internet sources, you must also use at least one print source.  You must have a minimum of 3 sources in total.  See www.mla.org for assistance.

2.  Include the following information in your Power Point project:

·         Author’s birth name, pseudonym (if applicable), place of birth (including country), date and circumstances of death, spouse’s name and  influence of/on family.

·         Literary accomplishments – did the author write poetry, plays, short stories, novels, nonfiction?  Include titles and dates of publications.  For what work is the author best known?  What is the work about?  What did critics say about the work?

·         Interests – tell about interests other than writing that were important to the author.  Did your author have anything in common with other authors from the above list?

·         Attitude toward at least 2 events/reforms/movements that occurred during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901).

·         Overall influence on Victorian Age.
 

3. Orally present your project to the class, submit a copy of your complete presentation (a printed copy, CD or flash drive), and submit a printed copy of your works cited page (following MLA format).