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The Brontës

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L. Nayder

Course Long Title

The Brontës


Reading a selection of fiction and poetry by the four Brontë siblings, including their childhood compositions, as well as critical and biographical studies of the authors and their work, students consider the writings of Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne in relation to their family dynamics. They examine the ties between literature and history in the Victorian period, and discuss the Brontës' representations of British imperialism and class relations as well as their varied constructions of gender.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(English: Post-1800)

INDS Program Relationship

IDEU - EUS Program

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