English 290. The Brontės
Winter term 2004

Direct comments and questions to Professor Suzanne Keen.

A close study of the works of Anne, Charlotte, and Emily Brontė, with attention to their influence by the Arabian Nights, the English Romantic poets, fairy tales, and gothic fiction. Elizabeth Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Brontė will provide a Victorian view of the most well-known of the three Brontė sisters. The course emphasizes the process of writing a research paper in stages; a sequence of writing assignments will culminate in a 3500-4000 word seminar paper. Receiving a grade of 59 or lower on the objective final examination results in an E grade, or conditional failure.See the course catalog for details on removal of an E grade.

Required texts:

Brontė, Anne. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
—. Agnes Grey
Brontė, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. Norton Critical Edition.
—. Villette
—. The Professor
Brontė, Emily, Wuthering Heights. Norton Critical Edition.
—. The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Bronte
Gaskell, Elizabeth. The Life of Charlotte Bronte
Barker, Juliet R. V. ed. The Brontės: Life in Letters

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