This course will introduce students to the nineteenth-century British novel and important scholarship on novelistic forms. Reading nineteenth-century novels from England, Ireland, and Scotland, we will think about genre (realism, the historical novel), narrative perspective and style (free indirect discourse, omniscience), characters (major and minor), and referentiality (how novels refer to a world outside of the text). Our study of forms in the novel will help us reflect on historical developments in the Victorian period: nations and nationalism, empire, the rise of global capitalism, changing understandings of gender and sexuality.
This entry was posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at 7:43 pm and is filed under Teaching. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.