WGSS 259 Spring 2013 Adultery in the Nineteenth-Century Novel (W)

Cross Listed as COMP259, ENGL261
In this tutorial, we will read four novels written between 1850 and 1900, all of which focus on the figure of the adulteress: Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary (1856), Lev Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (1873-77), Leopoldo Alas y Ureña's La Regenta (1884-85), and Theodor Fontane's Effi Briest (1894). For each week of class, students will read one of these primary texts, as well as a selection of secondary literature that will allow us to understand, over the course of the semester, how and why the adulteress played a key role in the cultural imagination of Europe during this time. All works will be read in English translation.
Class Format: tutorial; students will meet with the professor in pairs, with one student from each pair writing a 5-page paper for each class session
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on completion of weekly reading and writing assignments, as well as active engagement during tutorial sessions
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: students who have already taken at least one course devoted to literature at Williams
Department Notes: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under COMP or ENGL; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under WGSS
Divisional Attributes: Division II, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories B
Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3325
WGSS259-T1(S) TUT Adultery in 19th-Cent Novel (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Julie A. Cassiday
TBA 3325
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