ONLINE CLASS: The Female Sensation Novel (2218)

Updated dates: Online Four Wednesdays: March 9, 16, 23, 30 from noon to 2 p.m. EST

$135 Per Person (10% off for members)

The sensation novel of the mid-nineteenth century was known for its melodramatic and implausibly convoluted plots. While Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White is recognized as the first sensation novel, the most prolific writers in this popular genre were women. Join this seminar-style, discussion-based class to explore the works of the women who spoke back to and developed the work of Collins into a genre focused on the dark side of the feminine and the domestic in Victorian England. First, we’ll read Ellen Wood’s (who published as Mrs. Henry Wood) East Lynne (1861). Second, we’ll discuss Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret (1862), perhaps the best known sensation novel by a woman author. 

Updated dates:  Online Four Wednesdays: March 9, 16, 23, 30 from noon to 2 p.m. EST

Required Reading:

East Lynne, by Ellen Wood (9780199536030)

Lady Audley’s Secret, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon either editon (9780199577033) and (9781513268576)

Leigha McReynolds received her PhD in English Literature from The George Washington University. Her dissertation was on science and the supernatural in the 19th Century British novel. In her teaching, Leigha uses science fiction to engage students across disciplines: she is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor for University Honors at UMD. She also runs a writing coaching business to help aspiring writers of all kinds achieve their personal and professional goals.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

East Lynne (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
By Ellen Wood, Elisabeth Jay (Editor)
ISBN: 9780199536030
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 15th, 2008

Lady Audley's Secret (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780199577033
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - January 13th, 2012

Lady Audley's Secret Cover Image
By Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mint Editions (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781513268576
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Published: Mint Editions - December 1st, 2020

SKU: 9787000010031
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