|0626.2081  דיקנס CHARLES DICKENS
|גב' גליה בנזימן BENZIMAN, GALIA
|The most popular novelist of his own day, Charles Dickens (1812-1870) has been dubbed “the Shakespeare of the novel” by more than one twentieth-century critic, and his corpus has not ceased to attract massive critical attention and a large readership.
The aim of this course is twofold: first, to do close reading of a selection of fictional and non-fictional writings by Dickens, and examine his style, thematic concerns, and narrative technique; second, to familiarize the students with the literary, intellectual, social, and political milieu in which Dickens lived and worked. We will try to establish possible links between his poetics, manifesting a unique mixture of satire and sentimentality, and his outspoken, yet sometimes inconsistent, social views.
TEXTS: We will be reading a variety of texts by Dickens – the novelist, the public figure, and the private man. Our primary texts will be the novels Oliver Twist and Hard Times and the novella A Christmas Carol, as well as excerpts from Sketches by Boz and a selection of letters, public speeches, and essays. Besides these, we will look at excerpts from critical evaluations of Dickens’s novels from the nineteenth century to the present.
REQUIREMENTS: one exam, one paper, participation in class discussion.
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