English 152

Women Writers: Jane Austen

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Session Course Areas
1 Summer 2019 Creasy, CFS
MTuTh 4-6 310 Hearst Mining C

Book List

Austen, Jane: Emma; Austen, Jane: Mansfield Park; Austen, Jane: Persuasion; Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice; Austen, Jane: Sense and Sensibility


In this course we will read—closely and deeply—a handful of novels by Jane Austen, considering them in terms of their historical context, their stylistic sophistication and innovation, and their enduring popular appeal. Accordingly, we will also explore the cult of Jane Austen that arose in the nineteenth century—when critic George Saintsbury coined the term "Janeite" to describe her proliferating devotees—and that remains alive today in a range of guises, from popular Austen biographies, film and television adaptations, and book clubs, to literary tourism and more. In this way, we will connect our reading experience of Austen with broader questions about popular authorship, mass readerships, and the pleasures and rigors of reading.

Note the change in the instructor.  There has been no change in the class time or location.

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