ONLINE CLASS: Charlotte Brontë's Villette (20103)

Four Saturdays: October 10, 17, 24, 31, from 10 am to noon.

$110 (10% off for members)

Charlotte Brontë's last novel Villette (1853), though less frequently read and taught than Jane Eyre, is arguably the nineteenth-century novel's most sustained study of a character's interiority. (Take that, Henry James!). Its evocation of isolation and loneliness make it a perfect read for our continued quarantine. We will explore this novel through the lens of life writing, seeking to not just to appreciate its most tangible autobiographical elements but also to comprehend Brontē's wide-ranging exploration of the nature of personhood. Four Saturdays: October 10, 17, 24, 31, from 10 am to noon. Online Class.

Reading Schedule:

October 10: Chapters 1 through 13 of Volume One

October 17: Through Chapter 23 in Volume Two

October 24: Through Chapter 33 of Volume Three

October 31: Through end of novel 

Required Text:

Villette, by Charlotte Brontë

Maria Frawley is a Professor of English at George Washington University, where she teaches courses in nineteenth-century literature and regularly offers seminars on Jane Austen. She has authored books and articles on nineteenth-century women writers, including Jane Austen, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Harriet Martineau. Co-editor of the forthcoming Companion to Jane Austen with Routledge University Press, she is also at work on a book titled Keywords of Jane Austen’s Fiction.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

Villette (Modern Library Torchbearers) Cover Image
By Charlotte Bronte, Weike Wang (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780375758508
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Modern Library - October 9th, 2001