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Lit 379 Selected Historical Topics in Literature:
Adventures in the Digital Archive: Exploring the Brontë Juvenilia 
(Section 1)

This is a hybrid online course, meeting in person once a week on Tuesdays from 12:15-1:30 pm (4th period)

Lit 379 Class

Join me this fall in Lit 379 as we go on adventures in the digital archives, exploring the weird and wonderful worlds the Brontë children created in their juvenile tales. Before the Brontës wrote Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Agnes Grey, they made tiny books in microscopic handwriting in which they fantasized that “we each had an Island of our own.” Because these books have recently been digitized, we can manipulate them virtually and examine material to which we’d otherwise never have access. Since this course is specially designed to bring research into the classroom, we’ll be asking probing questions about the books, their archives, and our relation to them. Research isn’t only for professors or graduate students and doesn’t only take place in the sciences; by the end of the semester, you as undergraduate literary scholars will have conducted original research in the growing field of the digital humanities in this hybrid online course.

Prereqs = ENG 201, LIT 260, and permission of the instructor.

Prof. Helen Kapstein
English Dept., John Jay College, CUNY
Office: NB 7.63.19 (7th floor)
Telephone: 212.237.8591