Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG325H1F - L0101

ENG325H1F L0101  M11-1, W11 
Professor Hao Li
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Office Address: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 923

Brief Description of Course:
In this 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; feelings and the everyday; subjectivity and truth claims; reality, fantasy, and monstrosity, etc.

Required Reading: Brontë, Emily. Wuthering Heights. 1847. Ed. Ian Jack. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009; Collins, Wilkie. The Moonstone. 1868. Ed. John Sutherland. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008; Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. 1860-1. Ed. Margaret Cardwell. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008; Eliot, George. The Mill on the Floss. 1860. Ed. Gordon S. Haight. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008 or 2015; Hardy, Thomas. Jude the Obscure. 1895. Ed. Patricia Ingham. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009.
*William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair. 1847-8. Ed. Helen Small. Oxford UP, 2015.*Reading for pleasure.

First Three Authors/Texts: Wuthering Heights, The Mill on the Floss, Great Expectations.

Method of Instruction: Lecture and tutorial.

Method of Evaluation: Two essays, presentation, test, participation.

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