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2018-2019 Catalogue 
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ENGL 24018 - Fidelity and Betrayal

Course Credit: 1
FIDELITY AND BETRAYAL - NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH NOVEL ON FILM In this course, we will investigate both 19th century fictions and their contemporary film adaptations, debating the cultural work performed by both genres: what purposes did these novels serve for their first readers, what drives our own culture’s obsession with an imagined Victorian past, and how do discourses of nostalgia and of fidelity to the original shape adaptations of canonical novels? Readings will include 5-6 novels by authors like Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Lewis Carroll, William Thackeray and Bram Stoker, as well as literary and film theory; students should also be prepared to attend 8-10 evening screenings.[Before 1900] [AH]