EN 6450 3.0: 19th Century British Fiction: Henry James & the Ladies
Professor Elizabeth Sabiston
Office: 321 Stong College
Telephone (416) 736-2100 x 44757
Willa Cather once wrote that Henry James had “the foremost mind that ever applied itself to literature in America.” His greatest strengths were his ability to bridge the gender gap, as well as the gap between America and Europe. The course traces the evolution of the novel of manners throughout the 19th century, focusing particularly on the work of Henry James and some of his female predecessors: Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot.
A more detailed description will be posted shortly.