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10 Victorian Women Writers with Sarah Faulkner

Discover the women whose novels and poetry influenced politics, social justice, women’s suffrage, education, literary history, and more.

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About this class:

This is a 6-meeting virtual class using the Zoom platform.

Wednesdays Feb 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27 - 7-9 pm Central time.

Whether it’s been one year or 50 years since you’ve read a Victorian novel, come learn about 10 talented women who wrote during Queen Victoria’s reign. This six-week course will focus on 10 fascinating women writers who influenced politics, social justice, women’s suffrage, education, literary history, and more.

Dr. Sarah Faulkner will share the incredible stories from the lives of best selling novelists and poets including George Eliot; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte; Christina Rossetti, Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and more!

This class will be a mix of literary history and biography. We’ll read short selections from each writer’s work for each class, and Dr. Faulkner will have an ample further reading list ready for you to peruse.

Instructor bio:

Dr. Sarah Faulkner is an award-winning scholar, teacher, and public humanist. Her research focuses on British women writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; she has taught university courses on Jane Austen and Her World, Witches and Monsters in Fiction, The Romantic Age, Rise of the English Novel, and more. She taught “10 British Women Writers Before Austen” for Public University in Spring 2023 and currently works as the Program Manager for Humanities Washington.

Hear more from Dr. Sarah Faulkner in her One Hndred Watt podcast interview with Dayna Del Val!

Humanities North Dakota classes and events are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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