Instructor: Prof. Catherine Labio

_Jane Eyre_, _Wuthering Heights_, _The Tenant of Wildfell Hall_, and _Shirley_ are arguably most famous for their romantic characters and plots. Yet, these novels also tackle gender and class inequalities, address the human and ecological cost of industrialization, and confront the impact events associated with distant lands (including Ireland, Europe, Africa, and the British Empire) had on their corner of northern England. We shall examine how Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, often portrayed as isolated figures, understood the critical ways in which the local and the global intersected in the Victorian world and used that knowledge to shape the plots, characters, and settings of their novels.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term. 
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Additional Information:Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: British Literature after 1660