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Thomas Frank Lockwood
ENGL 333
Seattle Campus

English Novel: Early and Middle Nineteenth Century

Studies in the novel in one of its classic phases. Authors include Austen, the Brontes, Dickens, Thackeray.

Class description

This course covers the English novel at one of the most brilliant moments of its history. We will read four or five classic examples from this period, including Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Great Expectations. Students should develop a detailed critical knowledge of these texts through close reading, along with some understanding of their place in the broader development of the novel, and a picture of the social and cultural background. The emphasis will be on mastery of the material for appreciation and enjoyment. The reading load is fairly substantial--plan on about 200 pages per week--and you won't be able to do well in the course at all unless you are reading carefully and keeping up, both. On the cheerier side, this is great reading. Lecture/discussion format, with short papers, quizzes, exams. I'm happy to answer questions (tlock@uw.edu).

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Last Update by Thomas Frank Lockwood
Date: 10/13/2012