Units of Study

ENGL2611 - Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries

Summer Late, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicola Parsons

Description

This unit provides two contexts for studying Austen: first, the literary and cultural traditions that produced Austen as a Regency writer; and second, the interpretative traditions her work inaugurated in subsequent centuries. As part of this investigation, you will be introduced to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century debates surrounding the history of the novel; the politics of sensibility; and controversies over women's writing. Further, by discussing filmic adaptations of Austen's novels, you will consider how the meanings of texts change over time.

Assessments

1x1000wd annotated bibliography (15%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd take home exam (35%), preparation for and participation in tutorial discussion (10%)

Textbooks

Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (Broadview), Pride and Prejudice (Broadview), Mansfield (Broadview), Emma (Broadview), Persuasion (Broadview)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week,
1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature

Prohibitions

ENGL2011

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