Fall 2021 Undergraduate English Courses

358:336 Nineteenth Century British Fiction

01  TTH 1:00-2:20 pm  14759   YOUSEF    ONLINE

This course offers students an immersion in the literature of an era that continues to shape our sense of what the novel is, and of how fiction can both reflect and shape our sense of self and society. Through close reading of works by Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot and Thomas Hardy, this course will examine the formal innovations of four major nineteenth-century writers. We will pay particular attention to tensions between individuality and social belonging, the dramatization of life-defining moments of choice and crisis, and the novel's rich representation of consciousness (thinking, feeling, imagining, remembering, forgetting, dreaming, desiring).