Origins of the Novel

Examines the origins of the British novel as literary and cultural form from the late 17th century through the early 19th century. Emphasis on one or several of the following critical issues: the epistolarity, satire, spiritual narrative, representations of disability, race, class, and gender, imperialism and colonialism, and narrative theory. Authors may include Haywood, Behn, Defoe, Fielding, Richardson, Burney, Smollett, Sterne, Mackenzie, Smith, Edgeworth, and Austen. (Not offered 2023-24).

Prerequisite: English 100 or English 221 or English 250 or consent of instructor.

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