English 177-3 - Fall, 2019

Study of an Individual Author

    Topic: RESTRICTED TO UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM STUDENTS ONLY. Topic: Jane Austen

Class Information

Instructor: Johns, Alessa
Time: TR 1:40-3:00
Location: 3 Wellman

Description

    Jane Austen

    In this course we will explore the world of Jane Austen. We will discuss five of her fictions (Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Persuasion, and Lady Susan); consider the socio-political and cultural contexts of her writings; examine historical reception and current critical evaluation of her work; screen excerpts from and evaluate film adaptations; view samples of her considerable online presence; and account more generally for Austen’s place in popular culture and among scholars today.

Grading

    Papers 25%, Exams 20%, Assignments and Quizzes 20%, Reports 20%, Attendance and Participation 15%.

Texts

    Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
    Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
    Emma, Jane Austen
    Persuasion, Jane Austen
    Lady Susan, Jane Austen
    Jane Austen in Context, ed. Janet Todd