Fall 2016 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
The Victorian era was the great age of the English novelâ€”realistic, thickly plotted, teeming with characters, and long. But were these novels drastically different in aim and conception from novels being written elsewhereâ€”in other European countries, in Latin America, and the United States? In this course our aims will be twofold. To begin with, we will seek to get a firm grasp of the essence of Victorian novels. Were authors writing in England in the 19th century interested in similar themes and relying on comparable techniques to deliver their message? In addition, we will read major works published in Russia, France, the United States, and Latin America during this same historical period seeking to determine whether the writing of long, realistic, thickly plotted novels during the 19th century was exclusively confined to the British isles.
Emily BrontÃ«, Wuthering Heights; Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge; Charles Dickens, Bleak House; Anthony Trollope, Orley Farm; Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White; Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary; Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina; Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin; Gertrudis Gomez, Sab; Henry James, The American; Emile Zola, Nana.
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