George Eliot and William Dean Howells (undergrad seminar)





In addition to being the most successful novelists of their day, Eliot and Howells were also the most influential critics. This course focuses on the role each played in the nineteenth-century literary world: their championing of literary realism and their experiments in narration and novelistic form, as well as their respective involvements in suffrage campaigns and the Haymarket Affair. Novels to include Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda; A Modern Instance, The Rise of Silas Lapham, and A Hazard of New Fortunes.