Novel Prospects: Teaching Romantic-Era Fiction

Handlist of Novel Poems for Romanticism and Readers

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August, 2008

Handlist of Novel Poems for Romanticism and Readers

Derek Furr, Bard College MAT Program


Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and that for the purposes of the course, I include excerpts from Shakespearean drama among the poems. Most of the texts listed below are identified in the modern edited versions of the class novels listed on the syllabus.

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Reading Jane Austen in Wartime

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August, 2008

Reading Jane Austen in Wartime

Mary A. Favret, Indiana University-Bloomington


  1. Why teach Jane Austen in wartime? An old commonplace has it that Jane Austen's novels showed little awareness of a world disrupted by revolution and war. There are many versions of this thought, but I will cite only one of the more sophisticated, coming from another wartime novelist, Virginia Woolf: 

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