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MA in Literature
Course Description

ENG 280J
JANE AUSTEN: THE CRITICAL LEGACY AND THE POPULAR IMAGINATION
Summer

Austen was the preeminent novelist of the British Romantic era; her cultural capital remains high: her novels critically valued as well as being taken over by zombies. Austen inspired kitsch retain brisk commodity power. Her work is claimed as simultaneously conservative and radical and adapted and appropriated for almost every audience. We will analyze the major novels, selections from the juvenilia and unpublished letter with theoretical and critical consideration of 19th-c print culture and the 21c digital world that facilitates access to her work and the conversations it engenders.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
Kirsten Saxton

Last Updated: 9/21/17