Fall 2014 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Brewer, Kenneth
Discipline and Number
HUSL 6350 Section 001
M Time 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Course Title
19th C. British Literature

Description of Course:

This course focuses on twentieth-first century approaches to the nineteenth-century literature: "Big Data," cognitive approaches to narrative, genre theory in the 21st century, eco-criticism, disability studies, and neo-Victorianism. We will also examine recent shifts in approaches to the literary canon: The Sensation Novel, Victorian Gothic, and the novel in a globalized world. The emphasis in the course will be on thoroughly examining these new approaches to the nineteenth century, with fiction (and some poetry) serving as a vehicle for our discussion of the models.

Required Texts:

Major authors (Mary Shelley, Keats, Dickens, Brontes, Trollope, Eliot) and increasingly-becoming-major (Collins, Braddon, Stevenson), as well as more contemporary works set in the period (*The French Lieutenant's Woman*).

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

One major paper, presentations, response papers.

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