Sep 19, 2021  
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EN 354 - Jane Austen


Credits: 3
An examination of the novels of Jane Austen, a keenly satiric writer whose work, deeply rooted in her time, resonates in our time. Beginning with biography, students will read Austen’s six published novels in the order they were published-Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1816), Persuasion (1818), and Northanger Abbey (1818).  Students will enter Regency ballrooms, country estates, and domestic parlors to examine Austen’s voice and pressing issues of her day that she actively critiqued-e.g. the economics of marriage, social class stratification, primogeniture, entailment, and slavery.  Assignments will help students to situate Austen in her historical moment and prepare them to read critically, participate actively, research deeply, and write analytically.
Prerequisites: For English majors, EN 110 and a Forms course and a Context course are required before taking any 300-level course unless permission of the instructor is granted. 
C. Golden



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