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Victorian Self and Society.
This multi-genre course is an introduction to literature and culture of the Victorian period, looking at the changing ideas of society and the individual's place within that larger community in an age of empire, industrialization, urbanization, class conflict, and religious crisis.
Topics include conceptions of the role of art and culture in society, the railway mania of the s, the "great stink" of London, women's suffrage and the condition of women, and the Great Exhibition of The term "enlightenment" has been used to emphasize the power of reason in the development of intellectual freedom, democracy, capitalism, class mobility, and other aspects of 18th-century experience.
However, the period's major writers were fascinated by unreason, by aberrant states of mind from love melancholy to outright madness. This course considers how these contradictions come to a climax in the literature, art, and culture of the s and s.
Wells, Olive Schreiner, George Egerton. Fiction from Dickens to James. An introduction to nineteenth-century fiction in English by eight major authors--four British and four American. Emphasis will be placed on the careful reading and interpretation of the novels and short stories in historical context.
Issues to be addressed include the rise of the mass media, transatlantic literary relations, literature and ethics, and aestheticism.
What are the stakes involved in defining African American literature through a racialized authorial framework? More broadly, this course seeks to question the lingering persistence of race as an ontological marker within the literary arts. This course examines major and lesser known writers of nineteenth-century America, emphasizing the works of Emerson, Melville, and Catharine Sedgwick.
The focus is on Romantic literature and culture, with particular emphasis on the following subjects: Nature and transcendence; capitalism and its discontents; utopianism and reform; slavery and antislavery; the problem of history and national culture; and transatlantic relations.
Readings include Transcendentalist essays, slave narratives, romance novels, autobiography, fiction, and lyric and epic poetry. Improved student writing is a main goal of the course. Good, Evil, and Inbetween. Are humans born naturally good, evil, neither, or all of the above?
Does evil lurk deep within the heart of all that is good, or can the forces of good eradicate those of evil? Is evil an inextricable part of what it means to be human in the first place?
We'll examine these and related questions by reading some especially provocative literature, including Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, and works by Hawthorne, Poe, and Fitzgerald. We'll also view several relevant movies, including Young Frankenstein. The Literature of Courtship.
This course examines the courtship plot in the Anglo-American literary tradition, concentrating on novels of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries but extending forward to twentieth-century and contemporary novels, and explores how these fictions have constructed and challenged normative narratives of gender and sexuality.
This course focuses on the fiction of nineteenth-century Britain, with particular attention to its exploration of gender and sexuality, class, national and imperial cultures, the familiar and the strange. Victorian Literature at Home and Abroad.
The Novel and Society. This course rehabilitates Charles Dickens from his reputation as a mainstream writer paid by the word, most famous as the author of sentimental, implausible works for children, such as A Christmas Carol.
The Nineteenth-Century British Novel. A study of major novelists of the period, through the question: How did the novel develop as a form of social understanding? We will be looking at novels as bearers of social values, especially around questions of property, class, marriage, work, bureaucracy and the state, and selfhood.
Fantastic Places, Unhuman Humans. What can the grotesque, monstrous, and even alien creatures found lurking in an extraordinary range of literature across many centuries reveal about the different ways humans have imagined what it means to be human in the first place?
Is the human a unified, single category of being at all? Authors may include Shakespeare, Mary Shelley, and Poe.Jun 30, · Death And Dying Essays (Examples) The logic is simple: the judges here are fakes but the judges in the afterlife are real; and moreover, the one truth he asks the jury to keep in mind is that " a good man cannot be harmed either in life or in death" (c).
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