Studies in British Writers: The Brontës

Course Number: ENGL 151BR
Prerequisites: Writing 2 or upper-division standing
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 151AA-ZZ
Quarter: Winter 2011
Instructor: Caldwell, Janis
Day(s):
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Location: SH 1430
Description:

May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 28 units provided letter designations are different.
Nearly two centuries ago, the Brontë sisters took the British reading public by storm—and they continue to surprise and inspire readers across the globe. Why has one family from an obscure corner of Yorkshire exercised such lasting influence? In this course, we will tackle this question by sampling one novel from each sister: Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, and Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Along the way we will investigate the cultural conditions of the Brontës’s emergence, as well as the enduring magic of their language.

Grading parameters: Attendance, participation, reading journal, and two 4-5 page papers.