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ENGL 3533 British Novels of the Eighteenth Century (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course explores the origins and early development of what has become the dominant literary form: the novel. We consider such issues as the novelty of the genre and its ties to previous forms of discourse, tensions between historical/social "realism" and imaginative artifice, and interactions of moral, aesthetic, and cultural values and norms. Our texts are major works from the first century of British novels by such authors as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Radcliffe, and Austen.

Instructor(s): Robert Chibka

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills the pre-1900 requirement.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17