ENGL 328
Jane Austen and George Eliot Fall 2009
Division I
Cross-listed WGST 328 / ENGL 328
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Austen and Eliot profoundly influenced the course of the novel by making internal consciousness crucial to narrative form. In this course we will explore Austen’s innovative aesthetic strategies and the ways in which Eliot assimilated and transformed them. By placing each writer’s work in its political and philosophical context-in Austen’s case, reactions to the aftermath of the French Revolution, in Eliot’s, to the failed mid-century European revolutions and the pressures of British imperialism–we will consider how each writer conceives social exigencies to shape dramas of consciousness. Readings will include Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, and Persuasion; Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss. The Lifted Veil; , and Daniel Deronda; selected letters and prose; essays by Burke and Marx; and recent criticism.
The Class: Format: discussion/seminar
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 1687
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: two 8- to 10-page papers
Prerequisites: a 100-level English course
Unit Notes: meets 1700-1900 requirement in English major only if registration is under ENGL
Distributions: Division I
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ENGL; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under WGST
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
WGST 328 Division II ENGL 328 Division I

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