Middlebury

WAGS 0105

Victoria's Secrets

Known as the great age of the realist novel and the epitome of staid decorum, the nineteenth century also had its guilty pleasures: mysteries, ghost stories, science fiction, imperialist adventure tales, and radical fantasies of gender confusion. In this course we will read both canonical realist novels and their non-traditional counterparts in an attempt to understand the productive interplay between these two seemingly disparate literary traditions. In our comparisons we will focus on numerous issues, including domesticity, gender politics, class and racial identity, and international politics. Authors may include: Austen, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, the Bront√ęs, Wilkie Collins, R.L. Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Bram Stoker, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and others. 3 hrs.lect.
Subject:
Women's & Gender Studies
Department:
Prog in Women's & Gender Study
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LIT
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS 0242
ENAM 0105
ENAM 0242
ENGL 0242 *
WAGS 0242
ENGL 0105

Sections in Fall 2021