ENG 316: 19th-century Women Novelists
TR 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
Instructor: Katy Brundan
How did women write novels in the nineteenth century while under the suffocating shadow of the Angel of the House? How did they harness Gothic tropes to express “heretic” thoughts? What happened when they wrote sensational novels about murderous women or realistic novels about falling in love?
Find out in ENG 316 as we use critical texts and primary sources to dig deeply into women’s experience writing fiction in the nineteenth century.
“Lady Audley leaves the impression, not of an evil woman, or a mad woman, or any definite kind of woman, but simply of a monstrosity” – review of Lady Audley’s Secret (1862)
Novels: Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Charlotte Brontë’s Villette, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley’s Secret