Units of Study

ENGL2611 - Jane Austen, Then and Now

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicola Parsons
Phone: +61 2 9036 7229
Email: nicola.parsons@sydney.edu.au

Description

Jane Austen is an iconic figure, both within the academy and without. In the discipline of English, her novels consolidate generic traditions that are both forward and backward looking. This unit examines Austen's novels in their historical and critical context in order to understand the place of her works, then and now. We will analyse how these novels engage the literary, social and political debates of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. We will also assess the interpretative traditions her work inaugurated in subsequent centuries.

Assessments

1x1500wd research exercise (35%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x500wd equivalent online discussion task (15%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

(12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001)

Prohibitions

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 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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