Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG454H1F L0101

ENG454H1F     L0101     M1-3
Advanced Studies Group 5: The Novel and Everyday Life
Prof. Audrey Jaffe
Office Phone: 416-978-2732
Office Location:
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 910

Brief Description of Course: TBA

Required Reading: The everyday has long been the subject of a particular genre—the novel—for reasons we will explore in this class. Our topics of discussion will include: leisure, labor, and boredom; conversation and gossip; the ordinary or “common”; the way gender, class, and other social categories and institutions structure everyday life. We will also consider all sorts of “everyday” concerns, such as time; objects; money; food; clothing; the nature of the “trivial”; the performance and texture of social life, and the way large and seemingly distant events affect smaller and nearer ones.

First Three Authors/Texts: Austen, Emma; Flaubert, Madame Bovary; Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway; Baker, The Mezzanine; Highmore, The Everyday Life Reader; other texts TBA.
Method of Evaluation: Presentation; essay; term test.

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