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Jane Austen

This course examines Jane Austen's major works with regard to content and context. In trying to understand the enduring popularity of Austen's major novels, we will discuss questions of adaptation and nostalgia, style and social class. In reading Austen's major novels, students will be encourages to understand philosophical issues (most notably aesthetics and the theory of the mind), and historical aspects of Regency period culture (the marriage market, inheritance practices, Britain's view of France, the slave trade, and novel reading). Attention will also be paid to other important female writers of her time in the attempt to understand Austen's posthumous elevation to literary stardom.

Pre Requisites: Pre-req = ENGL 200 or 201 or 202

Offered in:

2018 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 10606 MWF
12:00 - 12:50 pm
Fay,Elizabeth A W01-0064
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/22/2018 - 05/09/2018
Capacity: 25
Enrolled: 23
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-req = ENGL 200 or 201 or 202
Course Attributes: Distribution Area: Humanities