Spring 2010

The Rise of the English Novel

Listed in: English, as ENGL-47

Faculty

Judith E. Frank (Section 01)

Description

Exploring the relations between literary form and socioeconomic change, this course examines the rise of the novel in England in the context of the rise of capitalism.  Topics of discussion will include the novels’ portrayals of subjectivity, the representation of female experience, the role of servants in the imaginary worlds of novels by ruling-class authors, and the early novel’s affinity for and relation to criminality.  Novels by Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney and Edgeworth.

Spring semester.  Professor Frank.

Keywords

Writing attentive

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010