Upper Division Seminar: Charles Dickens

Course Number: ENGL 197
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, English majors only
Advisory Enrollment Information: This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
Quarter: Winter 2011
Instructor: Donnelly, Brian
Day(s): MW
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: SH 2617
Description:
This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.

Charles Dickens is acknowledged as perhaps the greatest of the nineteenth-century novelists, and certainly one of the most accomplished writers of the Victorian city. This course will consider in detail the scope of Dickens’ achievement and the way in which his novels shape our perception of the Victorian period. We will examine the production, reception, and progression of Dickens’ work from his early journalism and the humor of his early novels, through his mature period and into the darker tone of his later works. Texts to include: Oliver Twist, Bleak House, Great Expectations.