Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

LIT 335 - Jane Austen and Her Readers (4 Cr.)

(GCR Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies area)
This course examines the English novelist Jane Austen through the lens of reception studies, an area of literary criticism that centers on the interactions of books and readers. We will read all six of Austen’s completed novels in the chronological order of their publication (contact instructor for required editions) plus representative examples of her manuscript work, both letters and fiction. We will also consider the influence of screen adaptations. You will be introduced to Goucher Library’s exceptional collection of rare Austen editions, period contextual materials, and popular responses, on which you may draw for course projects.
  Prerequisite: LIT 200 . Pre- or corequisite: LIT 215 . Recommended prior course: LIT 265 . Wells.