course
19th Century European Literature

May 2005

As most of the reviewers have already noted, Dames is really of a higher order. His vast reservoir of knowledge, combined with his passion for the novel, makes each lecture a transformative experience. Dames draws on Freudian psychology, western philosophy, political and social sciences, as he works our way through the novel, revealing layers of intricacy and depth I could never have known existed. TA's do the grading and run the discussion sections.