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ENGL:2359 Remarkable Women: Victorian Narratives of Quest and Transformation - Stapleton: Home

This guide is for the Spring 2021 course with Dr. Anne Stapleton, ENGL:2359:0001 Remarkable Women: Victorian Narratives of Quest and Transformation

Queen Victoria

Portrait "Queen Victoria" by Franz Xavier Winterhalter, 1859

"Queen Victoria" by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1859. Source: WikiArt

Margaret Oliphant

Sketch of Margaret Oliphant, 1881 by Frederick Augustus Sandys

"Margaret Oliphant" sketch by Frederick Augustus Sandys, 1881. Source: Wikimedia.


Welcome to the course guide for ENGL:2359:0001 Remarkable Women: Victorian Narratives of Quest and Transformation, Spring 2021, with Dr. Anne Stapleton. 

This guide provides assistance with starting your research, writing an annotated bibliography, and citing articles and books using MLA style. 

The research tab is intended to help you get started, indicate which databases might prove most helpful for primary and secondary sources, and provide other ideas and links to facilitate your quest. You are not required to use the examples provided under each group tab and should definitely research beyond them.

The annotated bibliography and citation tabs are intended to facilitate your preparation of the annotated bibliography due the day you give your presentation with fellow group members.

Library Reminders - Spring 2021

  • The Library stacks remain closed but you can request materials for contactless pick-up or delivery
  • Librarians are available online through chat, email, or scheduled Zoom consultations.
  • Interlibrary loan is available in limited capacities based on the lending library.
  • The most current information on library operations can be found at

Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë

Pencil sketch of Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë

"Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë," Merged pencil sketches, Source: My Jane Austen Book Club blog


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Unknown Victorian Woman

Sepia tone photo of Black Victorian woman

Unidentified Victorian Woman, Unknown photographer. Source: Downtown LA Life