Fall 2014 - Graduate Course Descriptions
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.
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.