Richard J. Dunn
Studies in the novel in one of its classic phases. Authors include Austen, the Brontes, Dickens, Thackeray.
Student learning goals
How to read, understand and even enjoy Victorian novels
How the vaunted idea of the novel as the "reality" of the time points up so many of the fictions of that time and beyond.
How three of the major writers of the time presented the restlessness of their own lives and times in fiction
How to hone reading, writing, and discussion skills.
General method of instruction
Focused discussion based on clearly stated topics
Imagination, curiosity, and the willingnes to read some long and complicated books.
Class assignments and grading