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ENGL 3368 Nineteenth Century British Women Writers (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

In the nineteenth century women writers came in force to the world stage. As novelists, poets, and essayists they explored and interrogated all facets of the life around them: politics and romance, religion and ambition, empire, the industrial revolution, new perspectives on class, gender, and psychology. We'll read novels by Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Mary Ward, and Virginia Woolf, and poems from Felicia Hemans, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, Amy Levy and others. Individual student projects will also explore the rich heritage of women essayists writing about gender spheres, politics, domesticity, passion, and art.


Instructor(s): Judith Wilt

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Fulfills the pre-1900 requirement and might be of interest also to Women's Studies Minors and to Education Majors interested in conversation about teaching women's writing.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13