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Jane Austen & Her Descendants

Subject: ENG
Course Number: 335
Credits: 2 Credits
Available Online: No
Jane Austen, an English writer who lived from 1775 to 1817, is enjoying renewed popularity in the late 20th-early 21st century .Within the last decade or so, Jane Austen's 18th century novels have inspired a flurry of attention in popular culture, including star-studded film versions of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility, we will also look at movies and books which reinterpret her texts from a contemporary perspective. This two-credit course will focus on Austen's most popular novel, Pride and Prejudice, the story of five unmarried sisters looking for love and marriage. We will then explore Helen Fielding's 1997 novel Bridget Jones' Diary, a modern re-writing of Pride and Prejudice, as well as the movie versions of both novels. In addition to reading the two novels and viewing the two films, you will be expected to write two papers for this course..
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