ENG325H1F L0101ENG325H1F L0101 MWF2
Victorian Realist Novels
Instructor: Prof. H. Li
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 923
Brief Description of Course:
We will read six Victorian novels and focus on how each novelist approaches the question of realism, in terms of its conceptual, generic/formal and historical significance. Topics of discussion may include: realism and the romantic legacy; the language of discovery; affect and the everyday; subjectivity and truth claims; reality, fantasy, and monstrosity.
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
(1847); William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair
(1847-8); George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
(1860); Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone
(1868); Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure
First Three Authors/Texts
: Wuthering Heights, Vanity Fair, The Mill on the Floss.
Method of Evaluation:
Two essays, presentation, test, participation.