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ENGL 8822 Novel Theory and the Novel (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Working primarily from Michael McKeon's anthology, Theory of the Novel: A Historical Approach, we will read major works of novel theory, focusing on genre and narrative theory, the rise of the novel in history, and the institutionalization of the study of the novel. Theoretical authors will include: Armstrong, Auerbach, Bakhtin, Barthes, Benjamin, Booth, Brooks, Frye, Ortega y Gasset, Girard, Jameson, Lukcs, Moretti, Todorov, Watt, and others. We will also read three British novels that will serve as our primary examples, probably Robinson Crusoe, Emma, and David Copperfield.

Instructor(s): Maia McAleavey

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This course satisfies the theory requirement of the MA program.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17