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MA in Literature
Course Description

ENG 232
18th-Century English Novel

The course traces the evolution of the English novel from the Restoration through the Romantic era. We read canonical and lesser known writers in conjunction —as they were read by their own audiences. We read each novel with close attention to form and the development of narrative, as well as placing it within its various historical contexts. We explore the ways in which novelistic narrative shaped and was shaped by social constructions of law, nation, economics, and religion, as well as shifting notions of subjectivity. Authors may include: Behn, Haywood, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Burney.
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.

Course Credit:

Kirsten Saxton

ENG 001

Offered in alternation with: ENG 131

Last Updated: 9/21/17