The Brontes

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Brontes

Fall 2020

Taught By: Carolyn Vellenga Berman

Section: A

CRN: 8717

Credits: 4

By all accounts, the Brontë novels marked a dramatic turn in the writing of British domestic fiction. This course explores the Brontës’ enduring allure by reading Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Villette, along with selections from the Brontës’ poems, reviews and childhood writings. Why were the works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne so “revolting” and yet so compelling to their Victorian contemporaries? How have they become central to feminist criticism in our own age? How did they address political upheaval in their time? And how did a life of illness and isolation foster the imaginative powers of Britain’s most famous literary family?

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:35am 12/5/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/16/2020