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ENGL 4393 Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The “cult of Jane” is alive and well in the 21st century, reimagined by books like Pride Prejudice and Zombies, by tv shows like Death at Pemberly, and by Austen societies cropping up in places from Belgium to Pakistan. In this class, we will study Jane Austen’s major works in the literary and the social/historical contexts of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. But we will also consider why books published 200 years ago seem to speak so clearly to our own cultural moment.


Instructor(s): Rebekah Mitsein

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Satisfies the pre-1900 requirement.
Satisfies the Women Writers requirement for LSOE.


Last Updated: 17-Jan-18