The Rise of the Novel

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Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: ENGL.3250; Last Offered: Spring 2021;

Course Description

A study of the British novel in the eighteenth century, as it increased significantly in publication, sales, and cultural prominence. We explore the relation between formal elements (narrative, dialogue, plotting), philosophical questions (the nature of the self, the good society), and cultural and historical contexts (industrialization, middle class culture, the sexual double standard). Along with canonical authors such as Defoe, Richardson, and Austen, students will read other popular novels form the period, as well as texts such as spiritual autobiographies, criminal profiles, and advertisements.

Prerequisites & Notes

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  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3

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