English 151. Nineteenth-Century Novel
Mondays & Wednesdays, 12-1 pm | Location: Emerson 305
Realism and the problem of consciousness, social knowledge, mobility, the city, and the fantastic within experience. The ethos of self-construction and its recognition of childhood; the irrational, the accidental, and the unconscious. Binary structures, the biographical and the social form of fiction. Austen’s Emma, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Eliot’s Adam Bede, Dickens’s Bleak House, Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Mayor of Casterbridge.
Note: This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding.