Dr. Gretchen Braun received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis in 2009. Her research and teaching interests include Victorian literature, gender studies, the development of the novel, trauma studies, and nineteenth-century mental science; she has published articles in peer-reviewed venues such as ELH (English Literary History). She came to Furman in 2010 after teaching as a Postdoctoral Lecturer at U.C. Davis, and in 2013 she was honored as Teacher of the Year by Furman's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society. Dr. Braun teaches in Furman's Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies interdisciplinary minor.

Name Title Description

ENG-111

Literature

ENG-202

British Literature Since 1798

A survey of important works of Romantic, Victorian, Modernist, and Post-Modern British Literature. Required essays test students146 abilities to employ the standard concepts of literary analysis.

ENG-253

Altered States - Victorian Lit

taking a broad interpretation of the phrase altered states

ENG-306

Victorian Literature & Culture

Study of Victorian fiction, poetry, and prose with an emphasis on major social, cultural, and political concerns and debates in nineteenth-century Britain: industrialization and modernization, ideologies of class and gender, evolutionary theory and religious ambivalence, new developments in aesthetic theory and literary form. Authors studied include: Carlyle, Ruskin, Dickens, Eliot, Browning, Tennyson, Pater, Morris, and Wilde.

ENG-321

Victorian Novel

The Victorian novel viewed through the lens of both nineteenth-century and modern theories of the novel. Works by Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, Thomas Hardy and others will be examined from the perspective of Victorian literary culture and the work of critics such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Georg Lukas, Walter Benjamin, Ian Watt, Fredric Jameson, and Franco Moretti.

ENG-452

Literary Feminisms

Women's literature in English as a distinct tradition, from the perspective of feminist literary theory and criticism. Structured as a historical and thematic survey of issues in the field; the writers and theorists studied will vary.

ENG-475

Senior Seminar in English

Course topic changes with each offering.

Education
Ph.D.
University of California - Davis
M.A.
Stanford University
B.A.
Boston University

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