ENGL 140

Passion and Romance: Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters

This course examines the novels of Jane Austen and the Brontes in their historical and cultural context. It explores Austen’s reimagining of plots for the novel from “Pride and Prejudice” to “Persuasion.” It studies the Brontes’ incorporation of both gothic and realist plots in their novels and considers how the confluence of gender and genre reinvented the form and plots of the nineteenth-century novel. FYW, III.W, V.2, V.5