Studies in the Literature of the 19th Century: Special Topic
This year: 1: Film and the 19th-Century Novel
Will explore recent film theory that examines film and television adaptations of 19th-century novels, as well as theories of narrative. Selected 19th-century novels and their 20th-and 21st-century film and television adaptations will be studied in light of this dynamic body of theory, with particular attention to intertextuality, representations of gender, psychoanalytic theories of readership/spectatorship, realism/anti-realism, and the narrativity of the literary and film texts.
2: Text and Image in Victorian Literature
An enuiry into text-image relations in Victorian Literature, including the part issue, the gift book, the illustrated poem, the periodical, and the illustrated book. The course will include set illustrated texts such as Bleak House (in serial), the Cornhill (one issue), Once a Week (one issue), the Moxon Tennyson, and Goblin Market, but will provide opportunities for students to study an illustrated text of their choice.
Graduate course in the English program administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.