Transcendental and Real in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

ENGL 2561R S01 [CRN: 24477]

How “realist” was nineteenth-century fiction? This course looks at works where the values are transcendental rather than concrete, and the fate of those values: Dickens, Oliver Twist; Brontë, Wuthering Heights; Eliot, Middlemarch; Pater, Marius the Epicurean; James, The Sacred Fount, “The Real Thing,” and other short fiction; Conrad, Lord Jim and “The Secret Sharer.” These to be read alongside philosophical inquiry about the reality of values (Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Badiou) and novel theory accounts (Lukács, Moretti, Armstrong, Pavel). Enrollment limited to 15.
Spring 2018
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16:00 - 18:30 Thu - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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