COMP 259
Adultery in the Nineteenth-Century Novel Spring 2017
Division I Writing Skills
Cross-listed COMP 259 / WGSS 259 / ENGL 261
This is not the current course catalog

Archive Search

Class Details

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 UreƱa’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.
The Class: Type: tutorial; students will meet with the professor in pairs, with one student from each pair writing a 5-page paper for each class session
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3060
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on completion of weekly reading and writing assignments, as well as active engagement during tutorial sessions
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: students who have already taken at least one course devoted to literature at Williams
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under COMP or ENGL; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under WGSS
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
COMP 259 Division I WGSS 259 Division I ENGL 261 Division I
Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories B

Class Grid

Course Catalog Archive Search

TERM/YEAR
SUBJECT
DIVISION



DISTRIBUTION



ENROLLMENT LIMIT
COURSE TYPE
Start Time
End Time
Day(s)