ABOUT THE COURSE

In "The Schooled Self: Narrative Positions in Some Victorian and Contemporary Novels" we are reading two groups of first-person narratives – four British novels from 1847 to 1853, and five works of British and American fiction written between 2003 and 2011 – all of which make fascinating connections between their constructions of individual consciousnesses and institutional sites of education. Presenting a school teacher's tale of a colleague's illicit affair with an underage male student, Zoe Heller's highly-acclaimed second novel Notes on a Scandal takes us to the very center of our concerns.

--Prof. Catherine Robson (ENGL-UA 601.001 The Schooled Self: Narrative Positions in Some Victorian and Contemporary Novels)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Zoe Heller is the author of The Believers and two previous novels, Everything You Know and What Was She Thinking? Notes On A Scandal, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003. She lives in New York.


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