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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Spring 2007

FR 390M • Revolutions in Gender and Genre in nineteenth century Literature

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36395 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
HRH 2.106C

Course Description

In this course we will consider representative texts from the major nineteenth-century movements-- Romanticism, Realism, Idealism, Naturalism and Decadence-- in terms of their revolutionary form and content, with special attention to the ways in which each of these authors addresses the questions of self and other in society. We will read novels, a play, and prose poetry, as well as critical texts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Grading Policy

Participation: 20%
In-class presentation: 20%
Short paper (5-7 pp): 20%
Final paper (20 pp): 40%


Chateaubriand, Atala and René
Staël, Corinne
Hugo, Hernani
Balzac, Le Père Goriot
Sand, Indiana
Baudelaire, Le Spleen de Paris
Flaubert, Madame Bovary
Zola, Au Bonheur des dames
Huysmans, A rebours
Course packet of critical texts


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