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MA in Literature
Course Description

ENG 288
The 19th-Century British Novel
Fall

An examination of the development of the British novel, focusing on the transformation of the novel from popular to "high" culture, and how writers used it as a vehicle for speaking on many of the central political and social issues of the day. Writers include Dickens, Thackeray, Eliot, Gaskell, the Brontës, and Hardy. Topics include the rise of women writers, the moral and social function of the novel, realism, and the art for art's sake movement.
Offered every other year beginning 2018-19.

Course Credit:
3-4

Instructor(s):
Cynthia Scheinberg

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: ENG 276
Open to graduate students only.

Last Updated: 9/21/17