ENGL 575 (01) - Sex and Sensibility: The Rise of Chick Lit

Sex and Sensibility: Chick Lit

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 56223
This course examines the courtship novel, with an emphasis on female protagonists. How have various writers addressed the institution of marriage and long-term commitment, and the role finances play in partner choice? We'll start with the novels of Jane Austen and move to contemporary "chick lit", the latest incarnation of the romantic quest narrative, in order to understand this genre's continuing popularity. Assignments include blogs, online chats, research essays, and creative writing opportunities.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Stephanie Harzewski

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HS G34
Additional Course Details: 

In Spring 2023 this course satisfies a Post-1800 Literature requirement for English Department majors. 

In Spring 2023 this course satisfies the GENRE requirement for English Literature majors.