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FALL 2016

  • Margaret Boe Birns and Nicholas Birns, Anthony Trollope: Exploring The Palliser Novels

Course Descriptions

COURSE: ENG : Anthony Trollope: Exploring The Palliser Novels
INSTRUCTORS: Margaret Boe Birns and Nicholas Birns (alternating)
COLLEGE: New York University
DAY/TIME: Mondays, 1pm-2:40pm
DESCRIPTION: The Palliser novels are one of the most famous series of novels written by one of the most popular and important of English novelists. Centering on the aristocratic politician Plantagenet Palliser and his redoubtable wife Lady Glencora, these “parliamentary” novels explore the corridors of power in mid-Victorian England—but of equal significance are its love triangles, mysterious intrigues and intriguing mysteries. Two alternating professors will examine Trollope’s penetrating insights on political and social issues as well as his investigation into psychological motivation, sexual politics, and the complicated desires of an amazing range of characters. Readings: Can You Forgive Her? Phineas Finn; The Eustace Diamonds Phineas Redux; The Prime Minister; The Duke's Children; Students should read Can You Forgive Her? for the first class. Six sessions; class meets every 2-3 weeks.




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