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Early Novel

ENGL 060.001
TR 3-4:30

This course explores the history of the British novel and the diverse strategie of style, structure, characterization, and narrative techniques it has deployed since the late seventeenth century.  While works from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries will form the core of the reading, some versions of this course will include twentieth-century works.  All will provide students with the opportunity to test the advantages and limitations of a variety of critical approaches to the novel as a genre.  Readings may include works by Behn, Swift, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Lennox, Smollett, Burney, Scott, Austen, the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Conrad, Joyce, Lawrence, Woolf, Rhys, Greene, Naipaul, Carter, Rushdie, and Coetzee.


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