|17. The Fallen Woman and the 19|
The fallen woman is a recurrent figure in the prose, poetry and art of the nineteenth century. This course seeks to trace the emergence of the fallen woman from a marginal presence to a position of pivotal importance in 19
th century English fiction. The novels selected for detailed study will be chosen from the works of Walter Scott, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy and George Moore. Comparative references may also be made to the works of
th century European novelists like Flaubert and Tolstoy.
18. Popular and Genre Fiction in the 19
This course will look at the following genres of popular fiction in the 19
th century the historical romance, children’s story, sensation story, science fiction, detective story and the adventure stories. Writers may include Bulwer-Lytton, Lewis Carroll, Mary Braddon, Wilkie Collins, Rider Haggard, HG Wells, RL Stevenson, Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker and others.
This course will deal with the life and selected works of Edgar Allan Poe, as well as with diverse critical approaches to his writings. Candidates opting for the course are expected to read at least one biographical study of Poe’s selected tales and poems, and several critical works representing the different schools of Poe criticism.
20. Crossover the uses of popular forms of fiction
Possible authors Joseph Conrad (adventure/spy); sections of Ulysses; Graham Greene (Entertainments John Fowles (The Collector, The French Lieutenant’s
Woman); Doris Lessing / Murdoch (science fiction novels The Good Terrorist
The Black Prince); Truman Capote (In Cold Blood); Angela Carter (fairy tales Ursula le Guin (science-fiction); Patricia Highsmith (the Ripley novels Peter Carey (The True History of the Kelly Gang)