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ENGL 3359 The Single Girl in the Nineteenth Century (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course will approach nineteenth-century literature and culture through the lens of one figure: the unmarried woman. By considering major works—fiction and non-fiction—that feature all types of single ladies, from fallen women to eligible bachelorettes, career girls to widows and old maids, this course will address questions of gender and occupation in both ​literature and ​history. Texts range from novels by George Eliot and Charles Dickens to poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, as well as relevant criticism and theory.


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17