Jane Austen and the Brontës in Adaptation course

The Department of English will offer its Jane Austen and the Brontës in Adaptation (ENL 4303-RVC) course this upcoming semester.

Jane Eyre, Ruben Toledo

“Jane Eyre.” “Wuthering Heights.” “Pride and Prejudice.” “Emma.” These titles might seem so familiar to you that you feel like you know them though you’ve never read them before. How is that possible? How do some texts become known to us before we experience them?

What’s more, how do those same texts endure over time? What makes an adaptation good? And why rewrite famous texts at all? This course will engage with major novels by Jane Austen, Emily Bronte and Charlotte Brontë, as well as reimaginings, continuations, inspired by texts and adaptations in text and film from the twentieth century to pursue these very questions. Get to know Jane Eyre, Lizzie Bennet, Emma Woodhouse and Catherine Earnshaw as you’ve never known them before—or for the very first time.

Amy Huseby

Professor Amy Kahrmann Huseby will teach this course online live on Thursdays from 2:00-3:15 p.m.

Huseby’s research explores the relationship between British literature of the long nineteenth century and the representational capacity of numbers, with particular attention to questions of gender and sexuality, imperialism, political economy and the emerging social sciences.

Fulfills: Early Literature, Film Studies and Elective Requirements