ENGL 386

Fatal Attractions: Death and Sex in the 19th-Century Novel

Prerequisite: Sophomores with permission. This course will study the conjunction between sex and death in the nineteenth-century novel. It will explore the relationship between prostitution and death, criminality and death, and carnal love and death in the novels of Flaubert, Zola, Dickens, the Brontes, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and Mary Shelley. Theoretical works to be studied are those of Foucault, Freud, and Darwin. Offered alternate years. May be counted toward the minor in gender studies. V.2