Further information on Winter 2020 courses


John Barbour: Middlemarch


Expanded description:

We will read one of the eight books of Middlemarch each week, including the first session.  That means about a hundred pages of demanding reading per week.  Questions will be sent to the class ahead of each meeting to help you prepare for class.  The class will be based largely on discussion, with the instructor sometimes lecturing for short periods.

Course text

Because we will often be examining particular passages closely, it will help us to be “on the same page” if we all use the same edition of Middlemarch.  I hope you will get the Penguin Classics edition (ISBN-13: 978-0-141-43954-9), edited by Rosemary Ashton.  This can be obtained at Content Bookstore or online (e.g., from Amazon).