Teaching Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Paperback | March 15, 2010

EditorAndrew Maunder, Jennifer Phegley

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This collection examines what is taught in nineteenth-century fiction courses in the light of the constantly changing canon; indicates how key critical approaches can be taught effectively through nineteenth-century fiction; and discusses the relationship between the literary text and the literary, cultural, and historical contexts surrounding it, and its importance for students. These essays offer a chronology of nineteenth-century fiction writers and texts together with an exploration of issues relating to text selection and course design. Also included are sample syllabuses, the inclusion of which is intended to give a brief snapshot of how nineteenth-century literature courses are currently being organised in different institutions across the world.



 

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This collection examines what is taught in nineteenth-century fiction courses in the light of the constantly changing canon; indicates how key critical approaches can be taught effectively through nineteenth-century fiction; and discusses the relationship between the literary text and the literary, cultural, and historical contexts sur...

ANDREW MAUNDER is Principal Lecturer in English at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. His research interests include Victorian and Edwardian fiction, the periodical press and reception histories and he has published artciles in a range of journals including Etudes Anglaises, Trollopiana, and the Victorian Periodicals' Review. He has...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.71 × 5.49 × 0.62 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Series Preface * Notes on Contributors * Introduction; A.Maunder & J.Phegley * The Canon: Mapping Writers and Their Works; J.M.Allan * ‘Theory’ and the Novel; J.Wolfreys * Empire; P.Brantlinger * Interdisciplinarity and Cultural Contexts; T.Mangum * Women’s Writing; T.Schaffer * Teaching Genre: The Sensation Novel; J.Phegley * The Short Story: Ghosts and Spectres; R.Robbins * Fiction and the Visual Arts; R.Pearson * Serial Reading; L.K.Hughes & M.Lund * Film Adaptation: The Case of Wuthering Heights; T.R.Wright * Rehabilitating the Nineteenth Century: The Revisionist Novel; G.Moore * Transatlanticism; S.Alhlberg * Primary Sources and the MA Student; J.Billington * Technology and the World Wide Web; P.Joshi
* Further Reading * Bibliography