Here are the books that will be required for the course I am teaching this fall. (See course description.)
- Annette F. Timm and Joshua A. Sanborn, Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe: A History from the French Revolution to the Present Day (Berg Publishers, 2007), ISBN-10: 1845203577
- Kate L. Turabian et al., A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (University of Chicago Press, 2007), ISBN-10: 0226823377
- Alfred Kelly, ed., The German Worker: Working-Class Autobiographies from the Age of Industrialization (University of California Press, 1987), ISBN-10: 0520061241
- Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest, trans. Helen Chambers and Hugh Rorrison (Penguin Classics, 2001), ISBN-10: 0140447660
- Emile Zola, Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies Delight), trans. Robin Buss, (Penguin Classics, 2002), ISBN-10: 0140447830
I might have to drop one of the two novels, after I write the syllabus and decide on the required articles, but I hope not. This way we will get a nice cross section of nineteenth-century European society in fiction and autobiography (at least in France and Germany). This will afford students important practice for their own research projects.
March 15, 2012 Update: According to PatriotWeb, this course is section 5, not section 3. There it is listed thus: Gender & Class in Mod Europe – 79594 – HIST 499 – 005.