Course: ENGL 434. 19th Century Women Novelists (3)
Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. Study of selected novels by important 19th century women novelists, both British and American, including such writers as Alcott, Austen, C. Brontë, E. Brontë, Chopin, Eliot, Gaskell, Gilman and Stowe. Examines both text and context for each novel studied to suggest why these women chose to be writers, why they chose the subjects they did and how their works have been received by readers.