ENGL344 - Nineteenth-Century Fiction
0101-0104 - Jonathan Auerbach

This course examines a number of important nineteenth-century novels and short stories from France, Germany, England, and America that all center on questions of technology and communications: how emerging media like telegraphs and photographs could alter identity and consciousness, the relation between artificial intelligence and "natural" intelligence, the possibility of creating new life—profound questions that challenge us to rethink what it means to be human. Authors will include Mary Shelley, Poe, Hawthorne, Stoker, and ETA Hoffmann, among others. Two papers, a mid-term, and a final.


Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of department.