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Jane Austen: Then and Now

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L. Nayder

Course Long Title

Jane Austen: Then and Now


Students read Austen's six major works, investigate their relation to nineteenth-century history and culture, and consider the Austen revival in film adaptations and fictional continuations of her novels. The course highlights the various and conflicting ways in which critics represent Austen, and the cultural needs her stories now seem to fulfill. Readings include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. Prerequisite(s): one 100-level English course.

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, IDGS - GSS Program

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years