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Spring 2021
Jan 19, 2021
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ENGL 583 - Dickens
Dickens: Innovation and Adaptation Between 1852 and his death in 1870, Charles Dickens sustained, for almost two decades, an astonishing series of radical experiments in the shape, function, and content of the English novel, producing in the process a trenchant counter to the self-congratulatory image of the Great Exhibition (1851), which we might call, England The Malign Exhibition. We will read four of the six novels produced in that period: Bleak House (1852), Little Dorrit (1855), Great Expectations (1860) and Our Mutual Friend (1864). We will approach the texts from a wide variety of critical positions, but central to the term will be an emphasis, following Dickens' own inventiveness, on adaptation: moving between Dickens as adapter to adapting Dickens for our own time.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department


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