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English: Jane Austen: Page & Film

ENGS 032 OL1 (CRN: 60826)

3 Credit Hours—Seats Available!

For crosslists see: GSWS 095 OL1

About ENGS 032 OL1

Subjects vary by semester. Representative topic: Jane Austen, Page and Film. May be repeated for credit with different content.


Rebecca McLaughlin ()


Dates: June 15 - July 10, 2015; Cross listed with GSWS 95 OL1

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Section Description

After nearly two centuries in print, Jane Austen?s works continue to enthrall us, whether in their original form or in the numerous television and film adaptations created since 1938. This course examines the role Austen played during her own time as well as the role she continues to play within our contemporary cultural imagination by analyzing four of Austen?s novels (Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma) and by viewing faithful adaptations, reinterpretations and modernizations of each novel. We begin by placing each novel within its social and historical context, by defining themes that may help explain Austen?s modern appeal, and by creating our own vision of the action and characters. We then turn to the adaptations and investigate the historical moment of production, analyze changes to script and character, and think about how prose fiction differs from film in an attempt to understand the screenwriter?s choices and our current love of anything Austen. Expect daily writing assignments in the form of journal entries, blog posts, or group wikis. Reading quizzes and a final written assignment are also required in this fast-paced 4-week online course.


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