ONLINE CLASS: Victorian Realist Novel: Eliot and Hardy (2268)

Six Wednesdays: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET Online Class

Price: 
$165.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

Lecture and Discussion Based

Fallen women are ubiquitous in human art and history, but the term itself, and its association with chastity and promiscuity, was a product of the Victorian era. The realist novel in English was also, largely, a result of the desire to faithfully and objectively reflect, and critique, middle-class Victorian society. In this seminar-style, discussion-based class, we’ll look at two of the great fallen women of realist literature: The Mill on the Floss (1860) by George Eliot and Tess of the d’Urbervilles (1891) by Thomas Hardy. (The latter is subtitled “A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented.”) The heroines of both novels struggle magnificently but unsuccessfully against the limiting mores of their societies. 

Six Wednesdays: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET Online Class

Required Books:

The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot (9780141439624)

Tess of the d’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy (9780141439594)

Leigha McReynolds received her PhD in English Literature from The George Washington University. Her dissertation was on science and the supernatural in the 19th Century British novel. In her teaching, Leigha uses science fiction to engage students across disciplines: she is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor for University Honors at UMD. She also runs a writing coaching business to help aspiring writers of all kinds achieve their personal and professional goals.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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The Mill on the Floss Cover Image
By George Eliot, A. S. Byatt (Introduction by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780141439624
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

Tess of the D'Urbervilles Cover Image
By Thomas Hardy, Tim Dolin (Editor), Tim Dolin (Notes by), Margaret Randolph Higonnet (Introduction by)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780141439594
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Classics - May 27th, 2003