Jane Austen’s novels continue to engage readers with their marriage plots and stories of female education. While this seminar will certainly not ignore these traditional subjects, we shall also study her fiction in terms of narratology and with regard to its cultural and socioeconomic contexts as well as imperial subtexts. Jane Austen on screen will also be considered.
Obligatory Primary Reading (please obtain your own copy of the Norton Edition):
- Northanger Abbey (1803/published 1817)
- Pride and Prejudice (1813)
- Mansfield Park (1814)
- Persuasion (1818)