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The Novel

The course traces the emergence and development of the novelisticform from the 18th-century to the present. Students will beintroduced to a variety of novelistic genres, with examples drawnfrom several national literary traditions (eg. English, Russian,French). Among the topics we will consider are: the novel'srelationship with prior literary forms; the changingunderstanding of the relationship between fiction and reality;the novel's role in shaping and promoting the concept of themodern individual; the novel's ways of representing consciousnessand mental lives of its characters. We will also pay attention tohow the literary conventions of Realism, Modernism,Postmodernism, and Post-Postmodernism have impacted the novelform.

Section: ENG-315-01
Credits: 4
Faculty: Anna D Schur
Days: TR
Times: 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR)
Start/End Date: 01/17/23 - 05/05/23
Instruction Method: Lecture-based Learning
Comments: The course traces the emergence and development of the novelisticform from the 18th-century to the present. Students will beintroduced to a variety of novelistic genres, with examples drawnfrom several national literary traditions (eg. English, Russian,French). Among the topics we will consider are: the novel'srelationship with prior literary forms; the changingunderstanding of the relationship between fiction and reality;the novel's role in shaping and promoting the concept of themodern individual; the novel's ways of representing consciousnessand mental lives of its characters. We will also pay attention tohow the literary conventions of Realism, Modernism,Postmodernism, and Post-Postmodernism have impacted the novelform.

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