Austen and Bronte and Twentieth-Century Women’s Novels

Examination of ways that twentieth-century British, American, and anglophone writers rewrite, revise, and reconcile key novels by Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë as prototypes of a women’s novel tradition. Particular attention to narrative voice, reader identification, and the novel’s function as a record of social norms and as an agent of historical change.

Instructor: 
Undergraduate Course #: 
421
T 1.30pm-3.20pm
WR, Hu
Pre-1900 w/ permission
Spring
2017