Units of Study

ENGL3657 - The Brontes

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Vanessa Smith
Phone: +61 2 9351 2857
Email: vanessa.smith@sydney.edu.au

Description

The novels of the Bronte Sisters are among the most enduringly popular Victorian texts, yet they have an ambiguous critical status. The perception that the Brontes are labile and cloistered writers, best interpreted psychoanalytically, raises questions about the relationship between biography and literature, and the ways in which notions of social and historical relevance play into judgments about literary value. We will think about canonical and popular literary status, biography and authorship, gender and writing, and Victorian society.

Assessments

1x2000wd assignment (40%), 1x500wd essay proposal (10%), 1x3500wd essay (50%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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