ENGL 333(F) Nineteenth-Century British Novel

A study of major works from what is often considered the Golden Age of the novel. A central focus of the course will be on the evolution of the realist novel, and the aesthetic and social implications of realism as a method, but we will also look at alternative strains in fiction of the period, such as the Gothic and "sensation" novels. Probable texts will include Austen's Persuasion, Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Dickens's Bleak House, Trollope's The Warden, Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret, Eliot's Middlemarch, and Forster's A Room With a View. Format: discussion/seminar. Requirements: heavy reading load; flexible writing requirement: options include short papers, journal, final exam, and a 12- to 15-page final paper. Prerequisites: a 100-level English course, except 150. Enrollment limit: 25 (expected: 25). (1700-1900)

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