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ENGL 7769 Dickens (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Charles Dickens, the first great master of the popular literary marketplace, wrote prolifically in many genres, usually within the same work. This course will focus on some major novels, read alongside journalistic pieces and contemporary criticism. We will attempt to build up a picture of Dickens' characteristic psycho-social scenarios, his range of styles, and the variations he played on recurrent themes throughout his career. Novels will probably include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Dombey and Son, Bleak House, and Our Mutual Friend; we will sample a range of critical approaches.

Instructor(s): Rosemarie Bodenheimer

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17