Jane Austen, Then and Now (ENGL2611)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

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

Assessment

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

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No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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

Prohibitions

ENGL2011

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